The weather has gotten colder across the country and many have turned up their heat to help keep them warm.
But heating a fireplace can become an expensive affair, especially if you have dependent children.
That’s why the Cold Weather Pay System was put in place – to help those who need it most when temperatures drop below freezing.
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What is cold weather payment?
Cold Weather Payment is a government-funded program that was put in place to help the most vulnerable cover heating costs when temperatures drop below zero degrees Celsius, reports Wales Online.
Those eligible to receive cash will receive payment if the average temperature in their area is recorded or is expected to be zero degrees Celsius or lower for seven consecutive days.
You will receive £ 25 for each seven day period of very cold weather between November 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022.
Am I eligible for cold weather payment?
You will be able to claim a cold weather payment if you obtain any of the following:
- Pension credit
- Income support
- Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
- Employment allowance and income support
- Universal Credit
- Assumption of mortgage interest
How do I check if my postal code is eligible for cold weather payment?
To check if your zip code is eligible for cold weather payment, all you need to do is go to the official government website and enter the first half of your zip code.
Once you’ve done that, it will calculate the number of cold weather payments due in the area from November 1 (when the program started) to the current date.
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