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Have cold weather payments been triggered in your postcode?

I have received news that cold weather payments have been triggered in the following postcodes.

DL1, DL2, DL4 ,DL10, DL11, DL12, DL13, DL14, DL15, DL16, DL17, DH6

If you entitled to Cold weather payments you will receive them automatically and do not need to request them. For more information visit www.gov.uk/cold-weather-payment.

Eligibility:

You may get Cold Weather Payments if you’re getting:

    Pension Credit
    Income Support
    Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
    Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
    Universal Credit
    Pension Credit

You’ll usually get Cold Weather Payments if you get Income Support or income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance and have any of the following:

   a disability or pensioner premium
   a child who is disabled
   Child Tax Credit that includes a disability or severe disability element
   a child under 5 living with you
   Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

You’ll usually get Cold Weather Payments if you get income-related ESA and have any of the following:

   a severe or enhanced disability premium
   a pensioner premium
   a child who is disabled
   Child Tax Credit that includes a disability or severe disability element
   a child under 5 living with you

Universal Credit

You’ll usually get Cold Weather Payments if you get Universal Credit, you’re not employed or self-employed and one of the following apply:

   you get a limited capability for work amount (with or without a work-related activity amount)
   you get the disabled child amount in your claim
   you have a child under 5 living with you
   You’ll also be eligible if you have a disabled child amount in your claim, whether you are employed or not.

What you'll get

If you are entitled to cold weather payments you’ll get £25 for each 7 day period of very cold weather between 1 November and 31 March. 

After each period of very cold weather in your area, you should get a payment within 14 working days. It’s paid into the same bank or building society account as your benefit payments. This payment is automatic so you do not need to contact the DWP.

Cold Weather Payments don’t affect your other benefits.


If you don’t receive your Cold Weather Payment

Tell your pension centre or Jobcentre Plus office if you think you should have received a Cold Weather Payment but you haven’t.

If you’re getting Universal Credit, contact the helpline instead.

Universal Credit helpline

Telephone: 0800 328 9344
Textphone: 0800 328 1344

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm (For more information about call charges)

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