Cold Weather Payments

I have been alerted that Cold Weather Payments have been triggered in some post codes in the constituency.

Constituency Wokingham
Trigger period 7/12/2022 to 13/12/2022
Postcode districts affected in your constituency* RG1, RG2, RG30, RG40, RG41, RG45, RG5, RG6, RG7
Met Office weather station(s) triggered Odiham


Cold Weather Payments are made to recipients of selected benefits. To trigger the payments, the average temperature at a specified weather station must be recorded as, or forecast to be, 0°C or below for seven consecutive days. The DWP provides further information for claimants here:

The alert was triggered on 7/12/2022 for the period 7/12/2022 to 13/12/2022.

£25 will be paid to eligible residents within Wokingham constituency living in the postcode district(s) listed above.



  1. John McDonald
    December 9, 2022

    This does raise the question why are the additional payments made if everyone is getting the £400 heating allowance at this point in time.
    I do not know the details of the benefits in question or if they are age related. Perhaps Sir John you could throw more light on this and justification for extra benefits for heating?

    Reply The £400 is for normal weather. There is a system to pay top up for colder snaps

  2. John McDonald
    December 11, 2022

    Being 76 I was wondering if I got it I get just as cold as people on Benefits. Sorry for my biased thinking that you can be better off on full benefits than on small pension.
    But thanks for responding

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