Cold Weather Payments

Cold Weather Payments

Jon Cruddas MP was recently contacted by the House of Commons Library email alert service in regard to Cold Weather Payments for some of the postcodes in the constituency of Dagenham and Rainham.

Cold Weather Payments are made to recipients of selected benefits. To trigger the payments, the average temperature at a specified weather station must be recorded as, or forecast to be, 0°C or below for seven consecutive days.

£25 will be paid to eligible residents within Dagenham and Rainham. If you live in one of the following postcodes, you may be eligible: RM1, RM10, RM12, RM13, RM15, RM5, RM6, RM7, RM8, RM9

To find out if you are eligible, the DWP’s Cold Weather Payment pages provide further information for claimants.