Winter Heating Payment
Content summarised from Winter Heating Payment – mygov.scot
Winter Heating Payment is to help people on low-income benefits who might have extra heating needs. Social Security Scotland pays this to people living in Scotland.
It replaces the Cold Weather Payment from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and has the same eligibility requirements.
Unlike the Cold Weather Payment, Winter Heating Payment does not depend on how cold the temperature gets.
Eligibility for Winter Heating Payment
To get Winter Heating Payment you must get one of the following benefits during the qualifying week (7 November to 13 November 2022):
- Universal Credit
- Pension Credit
- Income Support
- Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income Related Employment Support Allowance
- Support for Mortgage Interest
For more information on eligibility, use the link at the top of this page to get more information and use their eligibility checker.
Payments for winter 2022 are expected to be made from February 2023. You’ll receive a letter from Social Security Scotland before they make the payment.
Tell Social Security Scotland if you think you’re eligible for Winter Heating Payment but have not received a payment.
You can tell Social Security Scotland by:
- calling them free on 0800 182 2222 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
- completing and sending them a Winter Heating Payment request form