Monday, 30 January 2012

Cold Weather alert - BB4 residents, make sure you get your payment!

The Department for Work and Pensions have issued a cold weather alert for everyone with a BB4 postcode.

This is the result of the temperature being at zero degrees or less for seven consecutive days (predicted to last from the 29th Jan to the 4th February), and it entitles individuals receiving income support, JSA or pension credits to £25 a week to help through the cold spell.

Those entitled shouldn't need to take any action as the money should be paid automatically - but if you believe you are entitled to this and have not received it, you should contact the Pension, Disability and Carers Service, or Jobcentre Plus.