Government Grants Cold Weather Payments – Am I Eligible?

Those on the lowest incomes may be entitled to extra funds for energy bills when temperatures drop.

The Government is offering cold weather financial support to people across Sussex who receive certain benefits or support.

The Met Office has warned that temperatures could be recorded “close to minus 10C” in rural parts of Britain on Thursday.

For every 7-day period of very cold weather (below 0°C), beneficiaries will receive £25 into their bank account within 14 days of the cold weather trigger.

The Argus: More than three million low-income households cannot afford to heat their homes, new research shows, posing a risk to their health as a severe cold sweeps the UKMore than three million low-income households cannot afford to heat their homes, new research shows, posing a risk to their health as a severe cold sweeps the UK

There is no need to apply.

The ZIP Codes that qualify for the current week of December 7-13 are:

  • BN5
  • BN6
  • BN44
  • RH17
  • RH18
  • RH19
  • TN3
  • TN5
  • TN6
  • TN7
  • TN8
  • TN19
  • TN20
  • TN22
  • GU28
  • GU29
  • GU31

People claiming retirement credit, income support, income-tested unemployment benefits, income-tested Employment and Assistance Assistance, Universal Credit and mortgage interest support could be eligible for cold-weather payments, guidance from the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) said.

It comes as weather warnings have been extended into the weekend and drivers have been warned of dangers on the roads in parts of the UK.

The UK Health Security Agency has issued a Level 3 cold weather alert for England through Monday.

A DWP spokesman said: “These additional payments provide support each year to help people experiencing the coldest weather.

“Cold weather payments can be triggered through the end of March, giving added peace of mind during the colder months for people facing disproportionately cold weather.”

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