29 November 2023
Cold Weather Payments triggered across South Shropshire

Eligible residents in South Shropshire will receive Cold Weather Payments due to the recent cold snap affecting the area.

Cold Weather Payments of £25 are made to recipients of selected benefits. To trigger the payments, the average temperature at a specified weather station must be recorded as, or forecast to be, 0°C or below for seven consecutive days.

Postcode affected for the period 28/11/2023 to 4/12/2023 in South Shropshire are:

SY5, SY6, TF11, TF12, TF13, TF7, TF8

Cold weather payments may be made to recipients of Pension Credit, Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Universal Credit or Support for Mortgage Interest.

Local MP, Philip Dunne, said:

“The cold weather forecast for the next few days has triggered Cold Weather Payments of £25 for those eligible on selected benefits, helping to cover the additional cost of heating. Cold Weather Payments are made automatically to those eligible, so there is no need to apply.”