Pension Age Winter Heating Payment (PAWHP): consultation response

We are introducing Pension Age Winter Heating Payment (PAWHP) in winter 2024/25 as a like-for-like replacement for the UK Government’s Winter Fuel Payment. This document lays out the Scottish Government’s response to the PAWHP consultation.

Implementation and monitoring

Pension Age Winter Heating Payments will launch in winter 2024/25. Following launch, we will, as with other benefits, seek to make ongoing improvements. Policy development will continue to consider the eligibility and scope of PAWHP.

We will collate management information to monitor uptake and the characteristics of recipients and will undertake qualitative research to test whether Pension Age Winter Heating Payment is meeting its policy intentions. This will inform future consideration of variations to policy or delivery arrangements.

Scottish Government
May 2024



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