Highland Council Launches Inverness Winter Payments Program
Low-income people can request a one-time payment of Â£ 88 from the Highland Council The City of Inverness Regional Committee 2021/22 Winter Payments Program to help them with their winter fuel bills.
Councilor Helen Carmichael, Provost and Head of the Inverness Region, said: ‘If you live in Aird and Loch Ness, Inverness West, Inverness Central, Inverness Ness-side, Inverness Millburn, Culloden and Ardersier and Inverness South, you may be eligible for financial assistance during the winter when additional fuel is needed to keep homes warm.
âThe City of Inverness Regional Committee’s Winter Payments program is designed to help those who need it most and I encourage anyone who meets the eligibility criteria to apply for and claim the One-Time Winter Payment of Â£ 88 to which they are entitled. The program is for low-income people of all ages, not just retirees. “
Residents of the 7 districts of Inverness are encouraged to apply for the Winter One-Time Payment of Â£ 88, if any of the following apply to them:
- Aged 90 or over by February 28, 2022, regardless of savings
- Receive a crisis grant from the Scottish Welfare Fund between December 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022
- Receive a pension credit (guarantee credit)
- Have a child (ren) under the age of five and you must be a beneficiary of Income Assistance; Income-based universal allowance credit for jobseekers; or income-based employment and support allowance
- Benefiting from: Pension credit (Savings credit), Income support, Universal credit, Income-based jobseeker’s allowance, Income-related employment and support allowance, Incapacity allowance.
The applicant must also have someone living in their household who receives:
- Attendance allowance
- Medium or high rate subsistence allowance for disabled people (care component)
- War widow’s or war widow’s pension
- Personal independence payment (component of daily life)
- Payment of the independence of the armed forces.
In addition, applicants should be able to confirm that there are no residents in the household who are earning a salary neither now nor in the previous calendar month or with capital greater than Â£ 6,000.
This does not apply if they are 90 years of age or older on or before February 28, 2022 or if they received a crisis grant from the Scottish Welfare Fund between December 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022. Only one request per household will be accepted.