More householders eligible for Scottish Government funding
The Scottish Government has announced changes to the eligibility criteria for Warmer Homes Scotland which could help around 110,000 more households across Scotland.
From Monday 1 August 2022:
- People aged 16 or over, with a passport benefit, can now access support from Warmer Homes Scotland for energy-saving home improvements like insulation and draughtproofing to help make their home easier to keep warm.
- People aged 60 or over, with a passport benefit, can now access the full range of Warmer Homes Scotland support and people aged 75 or over without a working heating system no longer need to be in receipt of a benefit to access support.
- With the recent changes to disability benefits in Scotland, Warmer Homes Scotland eligible benefits will also include Adult Disability Payment and Child Disability Payment.
You must have lived in your home as your main residence for 12 months or more, the home must be assessed to be of poor energy performance, and it must meet the tolerable standard.
These changes are being made to widen the reach of Warmer Homes Scotland and to support Scottish households vulnerable to fuel poverty. Everything you need to know about eligibility is available on our website; if you have any questions get in touch.
We’ll be getting in touch with people who applied in the past but didn’t meet the criteria for benefits or age and who appear to be eligible under these new criteria, and we encourage you to contact us again if your circumstances have changed.
If you don’t meet the eligibility criteria for Warmer Homes Scotland, there may be other support available which one of our helpful advisors will explore with you. These can include the Scottish Government’s interest free loan and cashback, or an area-based scheme through the local authority.
If you want to find out more or see if you’re eligible for Warmer Homes Scotland funding, don’t wait until the cold weather arrives. Get in touch with us today. You can call us on 0808 808 2282 or by email through our webform.