DWP confirms Cold Weather Payment triggers in 11 more postcodes – are you due £25 payment?

Snow and cold weather in UK 2023

Cold Weather Payments have been triggered in parts of the UK

Jessica Sheldon

By Jessica Sheldon

Published: 07/12/2023

- 09:51

Updated: 07/12/2023

- 09:55

People can check to see whether they are due a Cold Weather Payment via the DWP’s postcode checker

More people eligible for Cold Weather Payments are due to get £25 after triggers in 11 postcodes.

People who qualify and live in certain parts of the East Midlands will get the cash, intended to help towards the additional costs when very cold weather hits.

Last week, the DWP confirmed there had been triggers in almost 300 postcode areas, as temperatures plunged below zero.

Cold Weather Payments should be paid automatically to those eligible when there is a trigger where they live.

Snow in UK countryside in 2023

The DWP announced there had been Cold Weather Payment triggers in almost 300 postcode areas last week


The DWP also updates its Cold Weather Payment postcode checker when there is a trigger, with the checker now confirming payments are due in the 11 postcodes listed below.

Cold Weather Payments are triggered when the average temperature in the area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees Celsius or below over seven consecutive days.

When there is a trigger, people who are eligible for the payments will get £25 for the period.

The Cold Weather Payment scheme has been scrapped in Scotland, and replaced with the annual Winter Heating Payment.

Full list of new DWP Cold Weather Payment triggers

The following triggers were for the period November 28 to December 4:

  • DE4 - Matlock Bath, Derbyshire
  • DE45 - Bakewell, Derbyshire
  • S32 - Grindleford, Derbyshire
  • S33 - Aston, Derbyshire
  • SK13 - Glossop, Derbyshire
  • SK17 - King Sterndale, Derbyshire
  • SK22 - New Mills, Derbyshire
  • SK23 - Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire
  • ST9 - Bagnall, Staffordshire
  • ST10 - Cheadle, Staffordshire
  • ST13 - Leek, Staffordshire

Last week, the DWP confirmed there had been Cold Weather Payment triggers in the following areas:

November 27

  • Shap - CA10, CA11, CA12, CA16, CA17, LA8, LA9, LA10, LA21, LA22, LA23

November 28

  • Albemarle - DH1, DH2, DH3, DH4, DH5, DH6, DH7, DH9, DL4, DL5, DL14, DL15, DL16, DL17, NE1, NE2, NE3, NE4, NE5, NE6, NE7, NE8, NE9, NE10, NE11, NE12, NE13, NE15, NE16, NE17, NE18, NE20, NE21, NE23, NE25, NE26, NE27, NE28, NE29, NE30, NE31, NE32, NE33, NE34, NE35, NE36, NE37, NE38, NE39, NE40, NE41, NE42, NE43, NE44, NE45, NE46, SR1, SR2, SR3, SR4, SR5, SR6, SR7, TS21, TS28, TS29
  • Bainbridge - BD23, BD24, DL8, DL11, DL12, DL13
  • Bingley - BB4, BB8, BB9, BB10, BB11, BB12, BB18, BD1, BD2, BD3, BD4, BD5, BD6, BD7, BD8, BD9, BD10, BD11, BD12, BD13, BD14, BD15, BD16, BD17, BD18, BD19, BD20, BD21, BD22, HD3, HD7, HD8, HD9, HX1, HX2, HX3, HX4, HX5, HX6, HX7, LS21, LS29, OL13, OL14, S36
  • Carlisle - CA1, CA2, CA3, CA4, CA5, CA6, CA7, CA8, DG16
  • Fylingdales - YO13, YO18, YO21, YO22, YO62
  • Redesdale - CA9, DH8, NE19, NE47, NE48, NE49
  • Rochdale - BL0, BL1, BL2, BL3, BL4, BL5, BL6, BL7, BL8, BL9, M24, M26, OL1, OL2, OL3, OL4, OL5, OL6, OL7, OL8, OL9, OL10, OL11, OL12, OL15, OL16, SK15
  • Rostherne - CW4, CW6, CW7, CW8, CW9, CW10, CW11, M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M8, M9, M11, M12, M13, M14, M15, M16, M17, M18, M19, M20, M21, M22, M23, M25, M27, M28, M29, M30, M31, M32, M33, M34, M35, M38, M40, M41, M43, M44, M45, M46, M50, M90, PR7, SK1, SK2, SK3, SK4, SK5, SK6, SK7, SK8, SK9, SK10, SK11, SK12, SK14, SK16, WA1, WA2, WA3, WA4, WA5, WA6, WA7, WA8, WA9, WA10, WA11, WA12, WA13, WA14, WA15, WA16, WN1, WN2, WN3, WN4, WN5, WN6, WN7, WN8
  • Shawbury -SY1, SY2, SY3, SY4, SY5, SY6, SY11, SY12, SY13, TF1, TF2, TF3, TF4, TF5, TF6, TF7, TF8, TF9, TF10, TF11, TF12, TF13)

Eligible households should receive the payment in their bank account within 14 days of the trigger.

The money will appear in bank statements with the payment reference including the customer’s National Insurance number followed by DWP CWP for people in England and Wales.

Minister for Pensions Paul Maynard said: “Cold Weather Payments provide much-needed support to households when colder weather kicks in, so that families reduce anxiety about bills.

“This is part of our wider plan to help those who need it the most, while our number one priority remains driving down inflation – and helping everyone’s money go further.”

A person might be eligible for Cold Weather Payments if they get one of the following benefits, although further eligibility criteria may apply:

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

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