20 December 2022
Cold Weather Payments Triggered Again

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

An alert was triggered in South Shropshire for the period 13/12/2022 to 20/12/2022.

£25 will now be paid to eligible residents within the Ludlow constituency living in the SY7, SY9 and LD7 postcode districts for the second week in a row. The payment comes following cold weather payments triggered the preceding week which included around twenty postal code districts.

South Shropshire MP, Philip Dunne commented,

“The recent freezing weather will have been challenging for many households, so I am pleased that eligible households in those areas most effected by consistent cold weather will receive additional support for another week.”

The DWP’s Cold Weather Payment pages provide further information for claimants.