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Cold Winter Payments

Emmamed Avatar
6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
If you are in receipt of the qualifying benefits http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/Inretirement/DG_10018668
you are intitled to £25 towards your heating bills. you can check how many payments you are due by going to http://pensions.direct.gov.uk/en/cold-weather-payment/home.asp.
sorry if i am just repeating what ppl already know, but thought it was worth a reminder with the weather how it is atm.
Emmamed Avatar
6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Not eligible myself, but from what I gather the payments are made automatically?

or do people need to claim it?
#2
i dont think they need to claim, but you know what these places are like, they can miss payments.
#3
i think everyone should be able to get this, why do people on benifits get everything, im not having a pop at them but it just seems unfair. theres people who work who struggle for money but get sod all, im on maternity leave and my partner works and we struggle at times so a help towards the gas bill would come in handy.
#4
they used to be automatic - not sure now - but they only pay out if the temp hits below 0 over so many days and its has to remain constantly below - so I gather but could be wrong.
#5
im not going to get one as we dont get benefits-and i looked and my postcode doesnt qualify anyway which i find bizarre...its been below 0 for weeks!!!!!!!!
#7
plumberman01
im not going to get one as we dont get benefits-and i looked and my postcode doesnt qualify anyway which i find bizarre...its been below 0 for weeks!!!!!!!!


I read the article on MSE regarding this, they said the postcode wotsit is up the spout lol
#8
newtzy
they used to be automatic - not sure now - but they only pay out if the temp hits below 0 over so many days and its has to remain constantly below - so I gather but could be wrong.


I think they still are. I collected my neighbours pension today, as I do every week, and she had an extra £50 and we didnt know what it was for as she hasnt had any letters - so I reckon its this. I put her postcode into that link and seems she has had 2 cold weather snaps.

Thanks OP as you have solved the mystery. You know what old folk are like! She kept going on and on AND ON AND ON about where this extra money came from and would they whip it back off her next week lol.

:thumbsup:
#9
pink-ka
i think everyone should be able to get this, why do people on benifits get everything, im not having a pop at them but it just seems unfair. theres people who work who struggle for money but get sod all, im on maternity leave and my partner works and we struggle at times so a help towards the gas bill would come in handy.


I read the article on MSE earlier and from what i understand not everyone on benefits gets it either.
#10
bossyboots
I think they still are. I collected my neighbours pension today, as I do every week, and she had an extra £50 and we didnt know what it was for as she hasnt had any letters - so I reckon its this. I put her postcode into that link and seems she has had 2 cold weather snaps.

Thanks OP as you have solved the mystery. You know what old folk are like! She kept going on and on AND ON AND ON about where this extra money came from and would they whip it back off her next week lol.
:thumbsup:


Awww bless her.

I hear congrats are in order bossy:)
#11
pink-ka
i think everyone should be able to get this, why do people on benifits get everything, im not having a pop at them but it just seems unfair. theres people who work who struggle for money but get sod all, im on maternity leave and my partner works and we struggle at times so a help towards the gas bill would come in handy.


I wouldnt say everyone should get it, but yes I think more people should qualify. I also work full time so I know where you are coming from.
#12
deb8z
Awww bless her.

I hear congrats are in order bossy:)


haha! yes am now a Mrs lol. sorry I kept it quiet, but due to my dad's health I was ready to cancel right up to the last minute - and that would have been awful if we had a church full of guests - so we kept it very simple - but it was all very romantic too!! Down on Loch Lomond and it was snowing!!

thank you!
#13
Last year it was paid automatically, DD has now turned 5 so we dont qualify anymore, Whats the difference between a 4 and a 5 year old ??? Thats what i find is crazy
#14
surfbunny
Last year it was paid automatically, DD has now turned 5 so we dont qualify anymore, Whats the difference between a 4 and a 5 year old ??? Thats what i find is crazy


so people with young children qualified? I didnt know that, though my son is eleven this week and youngest in the house.
#15
bossyboots
so people with young children qualified? I didnt know that, though my son is eleven this week and youngest in the house.


Yes if you get job seekers or similar but only if they are under 5 !! just checked postcode checker and we would of got 4 payments
#16
bossyboots
haha! yes am now a Mrs lol. sorry I kept it quiet, but due to my dad's health I was ready to cancel right up to the last minute - and that would have been awful if we had a church full of guests - so we kept it very simple - but it was all very romantic too!! Down on Loch Lomond and it was snowing!!

thank you!


Sounded amazing:thumbsup:
#17
surfbunny
Yes if you get job seekers or similar but only if they are under 5 !! just checked postcode checker and we would of got 4 payments


ah right. I have been fortunate enough never to have been unemployed since I left school so never even been in the dole office. But I know circumstances can changed and nobody knows what is ahead of them
#18
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/Inretirement/DG_10018668


You may also be eligible for a Cold Weather Payment for each qualifying week if you are getting Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or income-related Employment and Support Allowance in the assessment phase and have one of the following:

a pensioner premium, higher pensioner premium or enhanced pensioner premium
a disability premium, enhanced disability premium or severe disability premium
a disabled child premium
Child Tax Credit that includes a disability or severe disability element
a child who is under five in the family

This year you will get £25 when the average temperature where you live is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees Celsius or below over seven consecutive days during the period from 1 November to 31 March. Specified Meteorological Office weather stations are used to obtain this information.


this is for england
#19
i used the postcode checker and got this

The Met Office have notified the Department for Work and Pensions that no periods of very cold weather have occurred in the DA1 postcode area between 1 November 2009 and 6 January 2010 that would trigger a Cold Weather Payment. No Cold Weather Payments have been made.


lol, are they kidding me
#20
bossyboots
haha! yes am now a Mrs lol. sorry I kept it quiet, but due to my dad's health I was ready to cancel right up to the last minute - and that would have been awful if we had a church full of guests - so we kept it very simple - but it was all very romantic too!! Down on Loch Lomond and it was snowing!!

thank you!


i wasnt sure or not about a wedding, but you just comfirmed it

congrats xxx
#21
also it was £60 last year, £25 this year, weird
#22
ilovepink
i wasnt sure or not about a wedding, but you just comfirmed it

congrats xxx


Thanks! second time for both of us so none of this smooching in the back row nonsense (yeah right!!!)
banned#23
it has to be continual cold weather, for like 7 days or summat
#24
................oh i forgot inb4 the benefit bashers
#25
we get it because my son gets dla its the same amount as last yr, the £60 was seperate

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