AS winter sets in, certain households in Cumbria are eligible for cold weather payments. 

The Department of Work and Pension (DWP) payments of £25 are issued when temperatures are set to fall below freezing for seven consecutive days.

You’ll get £25 for each 7-day period of very cold weather between November 1 and March 31, 2024.

The reminder follows as the UKHSA issues yellow and amber cold-health alerts for the health sector covering northern regions of England through until December 5.

To qualify for cold weather payments, you must be receiving one of the following benefits:

  • Pension Credit
  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit
  • Support for Mortgage Interest

A report from The Mirror indicates that 280 cold weather payments are being issued across the UK. 

Postcodes in Carlisle, Brampton, Wetheral, Keswick, Windermere and Kendal are eligible for the payment. 

To view whether you are eligible to receive the payment, search your postcode here -