Cold weather payments for certain Leeds postcodes have been triggered today - meaning you could be paid money automatically.
The cold weather payment scheme means you’ll get a payment if the average temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees celsius or below for 7 consecutive days, as long as you are eligible to receive the money.
Which areas in Leeds are getting cold weather payments?
Because of the cold weather, Cold Weather Payments have been triggered in Leeds West in the following postcodes:
How much are the cold weather payments?
The payments are made to recipients of certain types of benefits. If you’re eligible, you’ll be paid £25 automatically, there is no need to apply.
You should get a payment within 14 days into the account where you receive benefit payments.
Am I eligible for cold weather payments?
You may be eligible if you receive:
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Find out if you're eligible here: https://www.gov.uk/cold-weather-payment
If you live somewhere else in Leeds you can check if your area is covered here: https://coldweatherpayments.dwp.gov.uk/
Contact your pension centre or Jobcentre Plus office if you think you should’ve received a payment, but haven’t.