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Meriden MP highlights cold weather payments

MERIDEN residents are eligible for cold weather payments as temperatures plummet, says local MP Caroline Spelman.

MERIDEN residents are eligible for cold weather payments as temperatures plummet, says local MP Caroline Spelman.

“The trigger is for the period 31/1/2012 to 6/2/2012 for the following postcode districts in Meriden constituency: B26, B36, B37, B40, B46, B90, B91, B92, B93, B94, CV4, CV5, CV7, CV8,” she said.

“Cold weather payments are made to certain recipients of income support. To ‘trigger’ the payments, the average temperature at a specified weather station must be recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees or below for seven consecutive days. The scheme runs from November 1 to March 31.

“The payment of £25 is a fixed amount for each week of cold weather,” she added.

For more information visit www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN06074.”

 

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