Help with Heating Your Home
There is help available to help with heating our homes over the colder months. Especially with rise in energy prices and a further increase expected in October 2022.
We have listed below some useful information to help:-
Winter Fuel Payment- You could get between £100 and £300 to help pay your energy bills. This is tax free.
To get the payment, you need to be born on or before 25 September 1956.
Check here to see if you can get the Winter Fuel Payment.
Low Income Winter Heating Assistance- A guaranteed annual winter heating benefit of £50 will be paid for the first time in February 2023 to around 400,000 low income households.
Low Income Winter Heating Assistance will be the Scottish Government’s 13th benefit and replaces the UK Government’s Cold Weather Payments.
For more information see here.
Child Winter Heating Assistance - Is a benefit from the Scottish Government. It was first paid in 2020
It’s a payment to help disabled children and young people and their families with increased heating costs over winter.
It’s paid once a year. The payment for winter 2022-2023 will be £214.10.
Payments are usually made from the end of November onwards.
For more information on how you qualify check here
Grant for all households £400- the UK Government announced measures on 26May aimed at reducing the impact of the cost of living crisis.
All domestic energy customers in Great Britain will receive a £400 grant to help with the cost of their energy bills through the Energy Bill Support Scheme. This money will not need to be paid back.From October, everyone's energy bill will be reduced by £400.
The discount will be made automatically by your energy supplier. There is no need to apply.
Over the course of six months from October, direct debit and credit customers will have the money credited to their account. Customers with pre-payment meters will have the money applied to their meter or paid via a voucher
Main energy suppliers providers are able to help with hardship grants if you are struggling with your bills due to debt with your supplier.
Please contact us if you need more help or advice.