All the Sheffield postcodes where £25 cold weather payments are due - and how to check if you're eligible
The latest Beast from the East has brought snow and sub-zero temperatures to Sheffield, meaning many people may be entitled to cold weather payments.
For each week of freezing temperatures, qualifying households receive £25 to help them cover their heating bills.
The average temperature where you live must be recorded as, or forecast to be, 0C or below for seven consecutive days for the payments to kick in.
Cold weather payments apply for exceptionally cold spells between November 1 and March 31 and you may be entitled if you’re getting pension credit, income support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit or Support for Mortgage Interest.
The payments should be made automatically and they do not affect your benefits.
If you think you are entitled to a payment and have not received it, you should tell your pension centre or Jobcentre Plus office.
If you’re getting Universal Credit, you can sign into your account and add a note to your journal, or you can ring the Universal Credit helpline.
Temperatures in the centre of Sheffield fell to a low of -5.2C this week, according to data from the Weston Park Weather Station.
The following Sheffield postcodes are all eligible for one cold weather payment for the period February 7-13:
The following Sheffield postcode is eligible for two cold weather payments, for the periods December 28-January 3 and February 5-11:
For more about cold weather payments, visit www.gov.uk/cold-weather-payment.