This scheme is replacing the Cold Weather Payment in Scotland.

The new scheme offers £50 per year to help with fuel bills. Payments started in February 2023.

Who can get Winter Heating Payment?

If you already get Cold Weather Payment, you’ll be able to get Winter Heating Payment.

You may qualify if you get:

  • Pension Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Support for Mortgage Interest.

Full criteria can be found at

You can also check whether you qualify by calling Social Security Scotland on 0800 182 2222

How do I get the Winter Heating Payment?

Payments should be made automatically. Social Security Scotland will have sent you a letter in February 2023 to let you know if you qualify.

If you think you qualify but haven’t had a letter, you may need to apply.

The contact details for Social Security Scotland can be found on their website.

You can also call Social Security Scotland on 0800 182 2222. 

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