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You are legible for a Cold Weather Payment if you get one of the following :-

 

Income support, ESA (income-related), Income based JSA or Pension Credit

 

BUT if you get either of the 1st three benefits you MUST also receive one of the following:-

 

Pensioner or disability premium, or have a child who is disabled, or have a child who is under 5

 

Thats off DWP website

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what about if you are on esa assessment rate whilst waiting appeal

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what about if you are on esa assessment rate whilst waiting appeal

 

are you receiving a severe or enhanced disability premium?

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i get high rate mobility mid rate care and my daughter gets carers allowance for me,so i dont think i can get any premiums,actually i just won my appeal but it hasnt been sorted yet,do i need to phone them to find out if i`m entitled to it

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also i didnt think you got premiums whilst appealing?

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Just had a quick look about being on the assessment rate of esa and according to the DWP link below you should get it if you meet other criteria, you can also apply for a Warm Home Discount off your electricity supplier.

 

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/publications/specialist-guides/technical-guidance/sb16-a-guide-to-the-social/cold-weather-payments/

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thanks i`ll leave it a bit longer and if i dont hear anything i`ll phone up

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are you on income based ESA?

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are you on income based ESA?

yes

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I had another letter today from JCP, cold weather payment will be sent to my bank account in the next couple of days.

Its already in the bank.

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Got a payment yesterday,25 quid,living in Essex if that matters.

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Nothing yet for me.


"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for Poundland"

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Hi Folks

It's been a while since I posted on here but thought I would tell you my little story regarding the cold weather payments and the little stink and fight I have now got going.

OK .... Well due to the massive increase in gas & electric bills I have been keeping an extremely close eye on these temperatures on a daily basis.

In my postcode area of CW12 it was 0 or below from 12/1/13 to 27/1/13 every single day with not one day where the temperature was above 0.

I had one payment of £25 sent to my bank but there should be two payments issued so I did a little bit of investigating and here is what I found out.

I rang the DWP and asked what weather station they use to obtain the readings from to decide if my area was 0 or below and they called me back a little later to confirm they used the Rostherne station near to Manchester which I understand to have replaced the Woodford station.

I then checked google for the Rostherne weather station and temperatures and checked the readings every single day and sure enough it never got above zero for 15 consecutive days. The full chart and every single readout can be clearly seen on the website by everyone to check.

I also used 4 other different websites for the weather in my postcode area and they also confirmed the same results.

Now this is where the fun starts , I see on the direct gov website cold weather payment screen it states very clearly that you will recieve £25 for every period of 7 consecutive days where your LOCAL temperature and I stress the word LOCAL temperature is either RECORDED at or FORECAST to be 0 degrees over 7 consecutive days !

The issue I have here is the named weather station used is roughly 25 miles from my address and I would not class that as being LOCAL ! .... even though all online weather reports show my particular postcode address as being below for 15 days.

I have then called the MET OFFICE and had my own case number issued for a detailed forecast for my area between the dates specified but to get this information sent on a MET OFFICE headed letter with a detailed printout it will cost me £200 + VAT !

I have being to see my MP and she will be writing on my behalf to the DWP with this all in full detail and I know for 100% the temperatures are correct.

If I don't get a satisfactory response to this and my £25 payment I am determined to start legal proceedings despite the costs involved as if the MET OFFICE confirm that these temperatures were 0 or below for the dates above for my postcode area and Rostherne how can they deny this ? ... Do the MET OFFICE reports lie ?

I feel this strongly over this as I was on an ENERGYCARE PLUS scheme with my supplier which gave me 20% of each quarterly bill for both my gas & electric which added up to about £330 per yr discount.

Since then our wonderful government have made all energy suppliers scrap their own schemes in the name of more FAIR energy bills for all and introduce a one off payment by warmfront for just £130 per year ! .... so I am £200 a year less help.

I encourage anyone who thinks their weather payments are wrong to do a little digging on this as I can't see how they can say for one the weather station to me is local and also my local temperature was for sure below and that is clearly shown on the website !

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS FOLKS , fed up with this government at moment and it's always the poor and needy which get stung the most !!

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I still haven't received anything though two periods have been registered. I'm on income-based JSA. Should I ring the Benefit Agency?


"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for Poundland"

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san_d do any of te following apply to your circumstances as Income Based JSA doesn't qualify on it's own.

If you’re getting Income Support or income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, you’ll usually get Cold Weather Payments if you also have any of following:

  • a disability or pensioner premium
  • a child who is disabled
  • Child Tax Credit that includes a disability or severe disability element
  • a child under 5 living with you

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Ah ok now I understand, thanks Flumps and Wolfchild.


"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for Poundland"

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