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  • Kenneth Gibson MSP

14,344 NORTH AYRSHIRE HOUSEHOLDS TO RECEIVE NEW WINTER HEATING PAYMENT


Across North Ayrshire 14,344 households will receive the SNP Government’s new Winter Heating Payment.


The support replaces the Cold Weather Payment of £25 from the UK Government which relied on the temperature dropping below zero for seven consecutive day before payments were triggered.


The SNP Government’s Winter Heating Payment will pay a flat-rate of £50 in February, no matter the temperature, to people on low-incomes who qualify.

Commenting, Kenneth Gibson MSP said:


“The Winter Heating Payment will be the 13th social security benefit set up by the SNP Government and demonstrates what we can do with limited powers to build a fairer, more equal Scotland.


“It is a welcome step that the new payment will move away from the UK system of issuing support when the temperature drops to a certain level. This will provide a reliable payment for households every winter.


“The new payment is another social security payment that is unique to Scotland and builds on support already available through game-changing benefits such as the Scottish Child Payment – the only payment of its kind in the UK.”


To check if you are eligible, please go to:


https://www.mygov.scot/winter-heating-payment/eligibility


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