People living in some North West Hampshire postcodes, who are on pension credit, Universal Credit and other benefits, are in line to receive Cold Weather Payments from the government. 

Andover's MP Kit Malthouse is urging residents to make sure that they don't miss out on the support. 

Mr Malthouse said: "I’ve just been informed by the DWP that certain postcodes in North West Hampshire are eligible for Cold Weather Payments. If you live in these postcodes, and are on pension credit, income support, Universal Credit or certain other benefits, you may be eligible. 

"You’ll get a payment if the average temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees celsius or below over seven consecutive days. And you’ll get £25 for each seven-day period of very cold weather. 

"You do not need to do anything — the payment will automatically be credited into the same account that you receive your benefit payments into. 

"Remember, we are spending many billions of pounds to help get people through this challenging winter — please do check to make sure you are receiving all the upport you are eligible to.”

The postcodes triggered in North West Hampshire are: RG28, SO21, SP10, SP11, SP4, SP9, RG19, RG20, RG21, RG22, RG23, RG25, RG26, RG7.

For more information on the payments, you can search "Cold Weather Payment” on