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PremierLeague-News.Com - The Cold Weather payment is only available to people on certain benefits
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The Department of Work and Pensions has issued an update on the government's Cold Weather Payments, outlining when they will be made available and who is eligible to receive them. Benefit claimants in Berkshire could receive the payment this Winter if temperatures continue to drop. The Cold Weather Payments are designed to help low-income households during periods of particularly cold weather. They are made when the average temperature in your area drops to zero degrees or lower, for seven days in a row. For every seven day period from November 1 to March 31 that the temperature drops below zero, you can get £25 on top of your existing benefits. You do not need to apply for the payment as it will be automatically paid into the account where you usually receive benefits. Read more: DWP issues update to anyone eligible for £324 Cost of Living payment The Cold Weather Payments have a series of eligibility criteria After each seven-day period of very cold weather, you should get the payment within 14 working days.
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. The DWP has released a guide on who is eligible for the Cold Weather Payments which states you must be in receipt of one of the following: Pension Credit Income Support income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance income-related Employment and Support Allowance Universal Credit Support for Mortgage Interest According to the government, those on Pension Credit will usually get the payment, however people on the other benefits must also adhere to an extra set of criteria. Universal Credit To get the payment while on Universal Credit, you cannot be employed or self-employed and are only eligible if you have a health condition or disability. You must also have limited capability for work, or have a child under five living with you. However, if you have a disabled child living with you it doesn't matter if you are employed as you can still qualify for the payment. Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) You will usually get a Cold Weather Payment while on SMI if you have one of the following: a severe or enhanced disability premium a pension premium a child who is disabled Child Tax Credit that includes a disability or severe disability element or a child under five living with you Income Support and Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance You will usually get Cold Weather Payments if you: get a disability or pensioner premium have a child who is disabled get Child Tax Credit that includes a disability or severe disability element have a child under five living with you Income-related Employment and Support Allowance You must be in a work-related activity or support group to get a Cold Weather payment. If you are not in either group, you might still get a Cold Weather Payment if you get a severe or enhanced disability premium or get a pension premium. You can also get it if: you have a child who is disabled you get Child Tax Credit that includes a disability or severe disability element you have a child under five living with you READ NEXT: Five DWP payments due to arrive in bank accounts before Christmas Reading Council's 'Winter Watch' includes warm homes discount and £900 Winter Fuel Payment from DWP Martin Lewis urges Brits to claim £150 council tax rebate as deadline looms DWP extends Household Support Fund for local councils until March 2023, including Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire
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