Cold Weather Payments. BRRRR, it's a cauld yin.

  Aitchbee 21:56 07 Jan 2018

My sister [aged 67] got £25 pounds because of the low temperatures over the past few days up here in bonnie Scotland. Anybody else?

  geoff96 22:14 07 Jan 2018

I had to change my short sleeve t shirt to a long sleeved shirt when the temp ducked to under freezing. Can I have £25?

  Aitchbee 22:18 07 Jan 2018

geoff96, you can claim only if you have donned your JL's in sympathy.

  geoff96 22:28 07 Jan 2018

I am sorry. You have me at a disadvantage Aitchbee

JL's?

  Aitchbee 22:33 07 Jan 2018

Long Johns, aka thermal underwear, you must be of a different generation ;o]

  Govan1x 22:48 07 Jan 2018

This from Gov UK.Probably just for those receiving benefits.

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  Govan1x 22:48 07 Jan 2018

Oops.

You’ll get a payment of £25 for each 7 day period of very cold weather between 1 November and 31 March.

  Aitchbee 22:59 07 Jan 2018

Govan1x, yes she's on benefits but it's the first time she has received this award. As she lives in Glasgow this will apply to thousands on similar benefits. A very good thing especially if you need to turn up the dials to heat up a room over a week.

  Govan1x 00:06 08 Jan 2018

Must admit it will come in handy in this weather. I think i get about £2 a week above the cost of claiming for benefits so have to pay for dental treatment etc. So wont be getting the £25 cold weather payment. Could do with it mind you cant stand the cold the older you get the colder it seems to get.

Would love to go away for the winter and come back in the better weather. But that is never going to happen.

  Brumas 15:13 08 Jan 2018

It's no good, I shall have to put our heating on ;o}}

  Aitchbee 18:50 07 Mar 2018

Update.

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