Who is eligible for a Cold Weather Payment? Full list of areas eligible for £25 grant
As the UK faces freezing temperatures, some will be wondering if they’re due a Cold Weather Payment.
Essentially, the Cold Weather Payment is a £25 payment made for every seven (consecutive) days the average temperature in your area is recorded or forecast to be 0°C or below, to help with extra costs such as heating.
This applies for the period between November 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023.
Not everyone is entitled to it though, only people who are on specific benefits (and have specific circumstances) are eligible – and, of course, it depends on if your area is consistently cold enough.
Here’s what you need to know about eligibility – including a full list of postcodes due one or more Cold Weather Payments.
Plus how to check your own postcode…
Who is eligible to receive a Cold Weather Payment?
People in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on certain benefits are eligible to receive the payment when their area gets cold enough – though only in specific circumstances, such as disability.
There’s more detail about what those circumstances are on gov.uk, but you may want to check your eligibility if you receive:
- Pension Credit
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Universal Credit
- Support for Mortgage Interest.
How to check if your postcode is due a Cold Weather Payment
In England and Wales, use the gov.uk postcode checker to see which postcodes are due one or more Cold Weather Payments.
Northern Ireland also has Cold Weather Payments. Check your postcode on the NI Direct website.
Note if you are due to receive one, it should come through automatically, so you don’t need to apply for it.
Scotland doesn’t have Cold Weather Payments, though gov.scot does note its similar Winter Heating Payment.
Which postcodes are eligible for a Cold Weather Payment?
Gov.uk has listed the postcodes due one, two or even three payments on its official website. They are as follows:
Full list of postcodes currently due Cold Weather Payments
Aberporth: SA35-48, SA64-65 – one payment
Albemarle: DH1-7, DH9, DL4-5, DL14-17, NE1-13, NE15-18, NE20-21, NE23, NE 25-46, SR1-7, TS21, TS28-29 – two payments
Almondsbury: BS1-11, BS13-16, BS20-24, BS29-32, BS34-37, BS39-41, BS48-49, GL11-13, NP16, NP26 – one payment
Andrewsfield: CB1-5, CB10-11, CB21-25, CM1-9, CM11-24, CM77, CO9, RM4, SG8-11 – one payment
Bainbridge: BD23-24, DL8, DL11-13 – two payments
Benson: HP5-23, HP27, OX9-10, OX33, OX39, OX44, OX49, RG9, SL7-9 – two payments
Bingley: BB4, BB8-12, BB18, BD1-22, HD3, HD7-9, HX1-7, LS21, LS29, OL13-14, S36 – two payments
Boscombe Down: BA12, RG28, SO20-23, SP1-5, SP7, SP9-11 – one payment
Bramham: HG1-5, LS1-20, LS22-28, YO1, YO8, YO10, YO19, YO23-24, YO26, YO30-32, YO41-43, YO51, YO60-61 – one payment
Brize Norton: OX1-6, OX8, OX10-14, OX18, OX20, OX25-29, OX33, OX44, SN7 – one payment
Capel Curig: LL24-25, LL41 – one payment
Carlisle: CA1-8, DG12, DG16 – two payments
Charlwood: BN5-6, BN44, GU5-6, ME6, ME14-20, RH1-20, TN1-20, TN22, TN27 – one payment
Charterhall: NE71, TD5, TD12, TD15 – one payment
Chivenor: EX23, EX31-34, EX39 – one payment
Coleshill: B1-21, B23-38, B40, B42-50, B60-80, B90-98, CV1-12, CV21-23, CV31-35, CV37, CV47, DY1-14, LE10, WS1-15, WV1-16 – one payment
Crosby: CH41-49, CH60-66, FY1-8, L1-40, PR1-5, PR8-9, PR25-26 – one payment
Dunkeswell Aerodrome: DT6-8, EX13-15,TA21 – one payment
Eskdalemuir: DG14, TD9– three payments
Exeter Airport: EX1-12, EX24, TQ1-6, TQ9, TQ12, TQ14 – two payments
Fylingdales: YO13, YO18, YO21-22, YO62 – one payment
Hawarden Airport: CH1-8, LL11-14, SY14 – one payment
Heathrow: BR1-4, CR0, CR2-8, E1-18, E20, E1W, EC1A, EC1M, EC1N, EC1R, EC1V,EC1Y, EC2A, EC2M, EC2N, EC2R, EC2V, EC2Y, EC3A, EC3M, EC3N, EC3R, EC3V, EC4A, EC4M, EC4N, EC4R, EC4V, EC4Y, EN1-5, EN7-11, HA0-9, IG1-11, KT1-24, N1-22, N1C, NW1-11, SE1-28, SL0, SL3, SM1-7, SW2-20, SW1A, SW1E, SW1H, SW1P, SW1V, SW1W, SW1X, SW1Y TW1-20, UB1-11, W2-14, W1B-D, W1F-H, W1J-K, W1S-U, W1W, WC1A-B, WC1E, WC1H, WC1N, WC1R, WC1V, WC1X, WC2A-B, WC2E, WC2H, WC2N, WC2R – one payment
Hereford-Credenhill: GL1-6, GL10, GL14-20, GL50-53, HR1-9, NP7-8, NP15, NP25, SY8, WR1-11, WR13-15 – one payment
Herstmonceux West End: BN7-8, BN20-24, BN26-27, TN21, TN31-40 – one payment
Hurn: BH1-25, BH31, DT1-2, DT11, SP6 – one payment
Keele: CW1-3, CW5, CW12, ST1-8, ST11-12, ST14-21 – one payment
Lake Vyrnwy: LL20-21, LL23, SY10, SY15-17, SY19, SY21-22 – one payment
Leconfield: DN14, HU1-20, YO11-12, YO14-17, YO25 – one payment
Leek: DE4, DE45, S32-33, SK13, SK17, SK22-23, ST9-10, ST13 – one payment
Leeming: DL1-3, DL6-7, DL9-10, TS9, TS15-16, YO7 – one payment
Libanus: CF37-48, CF81-83, LD3, NP4, NP11-13, NP22-24, NP44, SA9 – two payments
Liscombe: EX16, EX35-36, TA22, TA24 – one payment
Little Rissington: CV36, GL54-56, OX7, OX15-17, WR12 – two payments
Llysdinam: LD1-8, SA19-20, SY7, SY9, SY18 – two payments
Loftus: SR8, TS1-8, TS10-14, TS17-20, TS22-27 – one payment
Marham: CB6-7, IP24-28, PE12-14, PE30-38 – one payment
Mona: LL33-34, LL42-49, LL51-78 – one payment
Morpeth, Cockle Park: NE22, NE24, NE61-70 – one payment
North Wyke: EX17-22, EX37-38, PL19-21, TQ10-11, TQ13 – one payment
Nottingham Watnall: CV13, DE1, DE3, DE5-7, DE11-15, DE21-24, DE55-56, DE65, DE72-75, LE1-9, LE11-14, LE16-19, LE65, LE67, NG1-22, NG25, NG31-34 – one payment
Odiham: GU1-4, GU7-12, GU14-35, GU46-47, GU51-52, RG1-2, RG4-8, RG10, RG12, RG14, RG18-27, RG29-31, RG40-42, RG45, SL1-2, SL4-6, SO24 – one payment
Pembrey Sands: SA1-8, SA14-18, SA31-34, SA61-63, SA66-73 – one payment
Redesdale: CA9, DH8, NE19, NE47-49. – two payments
Rhyl: LL15-19, LL22, LL26-32 – one payment
Rochdale: BL0-9, M24, M26, OL1-12, OL15-16, SK15 – two payments
Rostherne: CW4, CW6-11, M1-9, M11-23, M25, M27-35, M38, M40-41, M43-46, M50, M90, PR7, SK1-12, SK14, SK16, WA1-16, WN1-8 – two payments
Rothamsted: AL1-10, EN6, HP1-4, LU1-7, SG1-4, SG12-14, WD3-7, WD17-19, WD23-25 – one payment
Shap: CA10-12, CA16-17, LA8-10, LA21-23 – two payments
Shawbury: SY1-6, SY11-13, TF1-13 – one payment
Sheffield: DN1–8, DN11-12,HD1-2, HD4-6, S1-14, S17-18, S20-21, S25-26, S35, S40-45, S60-66, S70-75, S80-81, WF1-17 – one payment
Shoeburyness: BR5-8, CM0, CT5-6, DA1-18, ME1-5, ME7-13, RM1-3, RM5-20, SS0-9, SS11-17 – one payment
St. Bees Head: CA13-15, CA18-28 – one payment
Stonyhurst: BB1-3, BB5-7, LA2, LA6-7, PR6 – one payment
Stowe: NN1-7 NN11-13, MK18 – two payments
Thorney Island: BN1-3, BN9-18, BN25, BN41-43, BN45, PO1-22, PO30-41, SO14-19, SO30-32, SO40-43, SO45, SO50-53 – one payment
Tibenham: NR1-35 – one payment
Trawsgoed: LL35-40, SY20, SY23-25– two payments
Waddington: DN9-10, DN13, DN15-22, DN31-41, LN1-13, NG23-24, PE10-11, PE20-25 – one payment
Walney Island: LA1, LA3-5, LA11-20 – one payment
Wattisham: CB8-9, CO1-8, CO10-16, IP1-23, IP29-33 – one payment
Westonbirt: BA1-3, BA11, BA13-15, GL7-9, RG17, SN1-6, SN8-16, SN25-26 – one payment
Wittering: LE15, NN14-18, PE1-9, PE15-17, PE26-29 – one payment
Woburn: MK1-17, MK19, MK40-46, NN8-10, NN29, PE19, SG5-7, SG15-19 – two payments
Yeovilton: BA4-10, BA16, BA20-22, BS25-28, DT9-10, SP8, TA1-20, TA23 – two payments.
While more payments could end up being due by the cut off date of March 31, this list shows how many £25 Cold Weather Payments are due as of January 13 (based on government data).
For the most up to date number, you can always use the postcode checkers mentioned above.
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