Universal Credit: Britons may get £25 boost as Cold Weather Payment triggered by DWP | Personal Finance | Finance


Universal Credit is a benefit which provides help and support to those on a low income or who are out of work. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) oversees Universal Credit to ensure Britons are receiving the amount to which they are entitled. However, it is likely that due to the winter months, associated costs for Britons may rise. 

To be eligible, a Universal Credit claimant must not be employed or self-employed.

One of the following circumstances must also apply:

  • A person must have a health condition or disability, with limited capability for work
  • A person must have a child under five living with them

Universal Credit claimants may also be eligible for a Cold Weather Payment if they have a disabled child amount in their claim, whether employed or not. 

However, those in receipt of Universal Credit will not usually need to take action to receive a Cold Weather Payment. 

To find out if one is eligible for a Cold Weather Payment, the DWP has developed a postcode checker tool.

All Britons will need to do is go to the Government’s website, and enter the first half of their postcode to see if they are eligible for a Cold Weather Payment in their area.

A number of postcodes have had a Cold Weather Payment triggered earlier this week.

The Cold Weather Payment postcodes triggered this week are:

Aboyne – AB30-34, AB38, AB51-55, DD8-9

Eskdalemuir – DG3-4, DG10-11, DG13-14, ML12, TD7, TD9

Kinloss – AB44-45, AB56, IV1-3, IV5, IV8-12, IV17-20, IV30-32, IV36

Redesdale – CA9, DH8, NE19, NE47-49

Tulloch Bridge – FK20-21, PA33, PA36, PA40, PH8-9, PH15-17, PH30-35, PH37, PH49-50.

Dyce – AB10-16, AB21-25, AB39, AB41-43

Kinloss – AB44-45, AB56, IV1-3, IV5, IV8-12, IV17-20, IV30-32, IV36

Lerwick – ZE1-3

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