A Cold Weather Payment is issued to eligible people in areas where the temperature has been recorded at sub zero levels for at least seven consecutive days. For each seven day period of cold weather, a Cold Weather Payment of £25 is issued by the Department for Work and Pensions.
It is accessible through the government’s website, or by searching ‘Cold Weather Payment postcode checker’.
All people will need to do is enter the first part of their postcode to see if a payment, or indeed multiple payments have been triggered in their area.
However, it is worth noting that not all people will be entitled to receive a payout from the DWP in the form of a Cold Weather Payment.
Indeed, only those who are in receipt of certain benefits will be provided with the £25 sum.
In this area, the postcode checker tool states, since the scheme began there have been four consecutive Cold Weather Payments available.
The Cold Weather Payment scheme currently runs between November 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
This leaves plenty of time for more payments to be triggered, depending on weather conditions in the coming weeks and months.
Cold Weather Payments, however, are made automatically, meaning those who are impacted do not need to take any further action.
The payments should be deposited into a person’s bank account within 14 working days of the trigger being set off for their postcode.