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Cold Weather Payments


As a result of the continuing cold snap, Bristol South pensioners and other vulnerable individuals and families will receive payments of at least £50 from the Government to help them meet the cost of increased energy bills.

The Government's Cold Weather Payment kicks in after the average temperature falls to 0c or below for seven consecutive days, and is designed to ensure that older people and people on low incomes aren't worried about turning up their heating during periods of extreme cold. Eligible groups include pensioners, severely disabled people and families with a child under five or a severely disabled child.

Payment is made automatically to those in receipt in the qualifying benefits, and there is no need to make a claim. For further information on cold weather payments, please visit the DirectGov website by clicking the following the link: DirectGov

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