Inverness Common Good Fund

Tuesday 20 November 2012

INVERNESS COMMON GOOD FUND

SCHEME OF WINTER PAYMENTS

The Council’s City of Inverness Area Committee has agreed to extend the qualification criteria for the winter payment scheme and also to offer a second one-off payment to those qualifying who may live in a home with poor insulation/heating.

Residents within the Wards of Aird and Loch Ness, Inverness West, Inverness Central, Inverness Ness-side, Inverness Millburn, Culloden and Ardersier and Inverness South are now invited to apply for a payment as soon as possible and not later than Friday 4th January 2013.  Winter Payment Application Forms are available from the Town House, Council HQ Reception, Local Service Points (Church Street & Hilton in Inverness Ardersier and Fort Augustus) as well as Libraries, Health and Social Care Offices, Citizens Advice Bureaux and Community Centres.

To qualify, the applicant must be in receipt of either:

  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

 OR be in receipt of one criteria from each of the following:

  • Income Support                                      
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance                        
  • Income Based Employment and Support Allowance/Incapacity     

    AND there must be a resident in property entitled to one of the following:

  • Attendance Allowance                                                        
  • Disability Living Allowance (middle or high rate care component) 
  • War Pension 

In addition, applicants must be able to confirm that there are no residents in the household in receipt of a wage either now or in the last 6 months or with capital in excess of £6,000.  Only one application per household will be accepted.

You must provide proof of benefit entitlement

Applications must be returned by 4th January 2013

 Post  or deliver to:

The Highland Council, FREEPOST RRXJ-GGJX-CRYR (Winter Payment), Customer   Income Maximisation team, P.O. Box 5650, Inverness, IV3 5NX  or

 Inverness Service Point, 21/23 Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1DY Tel – 01463 703999 or

City Manager, Town House, Inverness, IV1 1JJ  Tel – 01463 724368

 

All payments will be sent by cheque. 

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