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Affordable Warmth Scheme

Under the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland Affordable Warmth scheme energy efficiency measures are installed and paid for by the energy companies. You may qualify for a package of Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland Affordable Warmth energy efficiency measures if you are a home owner or the tenant of a private landlord and in your household you have persons:

  • in receipt of Child Tax Credit (with a relevant income of less than £15860)
  • in receipt of State Pension Credit
  • aged 60 years or over and in receipt of Working Tax Credit (with a relevant income of less than £15860)

OR

on any of the following benefits –

  • income-related employment and support allowance
  • income-based job seeker’s allowance
  • income support or
  • working tax credit with a relevant income of £15,860 or less
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and

who also -

  • receive the work-related activity or support component of the income-related employment and support allowance;
  • have parental responsibility for a child under the age of 16 or up to their 20th birthday if they are in full-time non-advanced education who ordinarily resides with that member; or
  • are in receipt of certain disability payments, including: child tax credit which includes a disability or severe disability element; a disabled child premium; a disability premium, enhanced disability premium or severe disability premium; or a pensioner premium, higher pensioner premium or enhanced pensioner premium.

If you are a social sector tenant renting from either a local authority or registered social landlord similar insulation measures may be available to you funded through a partnership between your landlord, the Scottish Government and energy companies. For information, contact your landlord.