People who live in Northern Ireland can also check online using a similar tool on the NI direct Government website.
In using either of the tools, a person will need to input the first part of their postcode, such as SE1. The tool will then say if a payment has been triggered in that area and when.
The results will also have information about which local weather station is used to work out if a payment is due in their area.
Payments should arrive in people’s bank accounts within 14 working days of when they are triggered.