Over 10,000 Brits to get £25 as cold weather hits this week – full list of new Cold Weather Payment triggers

A £25 Cold Weather Payment is expected to be given to almost 10,000 people this week due to the below-freezing conditions.

For those who qualify, Cold Weather Payments have been activated in 19 postcodes this month.

After the time of extremely cold weather, those who qualify and have a trigger in their location should automatically get the reimbursement within 14 working days.

The payments will be made into the same bank or building society account as the benefit payments, and they won’t interfere with any other benefits the recipient may get.

Even if payments are made automatically, some people might want to make sure they haven’t missed one.

Every year, the government provides a Cold Weather Payment postcode checking tool so that individuals can determine whether a trigger has occurred.

The Sun reports that approximately 10,000 people would be eligible for a Cold Weather Payment from January 12 to January 18.

This is due to triggers that have been found in County Durham, Northumberland, and sections of Cumbria in the north of England.

Full list of Cold Weather Payments for January 12 – 18:

  • Cliburn, Cumbria CA10
  • Catterlen, Cumbria CA11
  • Keswick, Cumbria CA12
  • Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria CA16
  • Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria CA17
  • Kendal, Cumbria LA8
  • Kendal, Cumbria LA9
  • Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10
  • Coniston, Cumbria LA21
  • Lakes, Cumbria LA22
  • Windermere, Cumbria LA23
  • Alston, Cumbria CA9
  • Burnhope, County Durham DH8
  • Elsdon, Northumberland NE19
  • Allendale, Northumberland NE47
  • Bellingham, Northumberland NE48
  • Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49
  • Dumfries border (parts in England) DG14
  • Scottish Borders (parts in England) TD9

Cold Weather Payments are no longer available to residents of Scotland. Alternatively, they might be eligible for £50 in Winter Heating Payments each winter.

A person must be receiving specific benefits or Support for Mortgage Interest and reside in a postcode where a trigger has occurred in order to be eligible for a Cold Weather Payment.

Following this month’s triggers, some people will now be due their third Cold Weather Payment, adding up to £75 this winter, due to two triggers earlier this winter.

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