It has been freezing cold for weeks, minus 6 last night, minus 3 tonight, very cold icy winds in the daytime, it has snowed 4 times, 3 times i have had to dig my car out.
I am sure disabled/elderly have had to put their heating on a lot more.
But No Cold weather payment?
Its just ridiculous.
14 February 2021 00:18
It has to be 0°C (or lower) for seven consecutive days to trigger a Cold weather payment, and you need to be in receipt of other specific benefits.
I don’t think we’ve had 0°C for seven consecutive days down here, elsewhere might have, you can check by postcode.
14 February 2021 08:51
Thank you Ajay
I’ve just checked my area. I am not entitled, but my friend is, who has no means of checking. I can tell her she is entitled to 1 payment. Can’t tell her when. By the end of February at a guess.