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    Cold Weather Payments

    Cold weather payments run from Nov 1st to Mar 31st. 0ºC for seven consecutive days entitles those eligible to £25 for each seven-day period

    Check eligibility here
    https://www.gov.uk/cold-weather-payment/eligibility

    Check availability here
    https://coldweatherpayments.dwp.gov.uk

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    Thought it was an average of zero degrees C for 7 days . I have been awarded one payment between 27/12/20 & 03/01/21 and typically of the weather here today the temp has not risen above minus 1.5 . Therefore it’s distinctly possible we may get another from 04/01/21 & 11/01/21 . I live in Buxton ,Derbyshire where it feels like winter 10 or 11 months of the year

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    Thought it was an average of zero degrees C for 7 days .
    It's a bit more complicated; - it's benefits so of course it's made more complicated.

    The Met Office gives a recorded 'daily average' for each of 95 weather stations, and then averages those 7 averages to give a recorded weekly average.
    The Met Office also forecast a 'daily average' for the next seven days, and average those 7 forecast averages to give a forecast weekly average.

    (Mathmaticians everywhere will be shuddering at that methodology - The average of a set of averages is not the same as the overall average. It's known as Simpsons Paradox, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpson's_paradox - not that it really matters here as forcasts aren't exaxtly scientifically accurate).


    If the recorded or forecast 7 day average temperature for a weather station is zero degrees celsius or below then that triggers a cold weather payment for the area linked to that weather station.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...are-determined

    If you want to know the 95 weather stations used, and the postcodes each one covers for benefit CWPs, they are listed in table 1 of this spreadsheet:
    https://assets.publishing.service.go...-2020-2021.ods

    We got one here last year. (They actually paid me it twice, once on it's own and then included again it with my ESA payment, shsssh).
    I don't know everything. - But I'm good at searching for, and finding, stuff.

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    Just to note that there have been some cold weather payments made in the last 3 weeks, see Tables 2 & 3 for when/where they were:
    https://assets.publishing.service.go...nuary-2021.ods
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