Winter Heating Payment has replaced the Cold Weather Payment. It is a one-off, annual payment of £55.05 to those who are eligible. It’s automatically paid once a year. It is not connected with the weather conditions.
Eligibility is based on your circumstances from qualifying week 6 to 12 November 2023.
You can usually get the Winter Heating Payment if you received the following benefits any day within the qualifying week;
Universal Credit, Pension Credit, Income Support, Income Based Job Seekers Allowance and Income Based Employment Support Allowance
Meet one other specific requirement of your qualifying benefit. More information on the specific requirements of your benefit can be found here – https://www.mygov.scot/winter-heating-payment/eligibility
Payments for winter 2023 to 2024 began from the middle of December.
Social Security Scotland expects to pay the majority of eligible people by the end of January 2024.
However, if you would like any advice or assistance in relation to this, please contact one of CHA’s Financial Inclusion Team by using the contact details listed below.