Cold Weather Payments Scheme
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13 Jan 2012
This winter's Cold Weather Payments scheme is currently running until 31 March.
A payment of £25 per week is made by the Department for Work and Pensions to people on certain benefits when the average temperature at a specified weather station is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees or below for seven consecutive days. Our area's specified weather station is the Sheffield Met Office Station.
Payments are made automatically to those entitled to them, but if any local residents think they may be entitled but do not receive a payment they should contact the Pension, Disability and Carers Service, or Jobcentre Plus.