Social Security Experience Panels - Low Income Winter Heating Assistance: survey findings

Results of survey asking the Experience Panels members their thoughts on the new Low Income Winter Heating Assistance benefit in Scotland.

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Analysis of the Low Income Winter Heating Assistance survey responses

We asked the selected Panel members if they had ever specifically received a Cold Weather Payment, and 78 per cent said they had. The other respondents who had not received a Cold Weather Payment would have had experience of other benefits relevant to the eligibility criteria of a Cold Weather Payment.

People on the following low income benefits will be eligible for Low Income Winter Heating Assistance, providing they meet the qualifying conditions. These are the same low income benefits, and qualifying conditions, used for determining Cold Weather Payment eligibility.

  • Income support (IS)
  • Income Based Job Seeker's Allowance (JSA (IB))
  • Income Related Employment Support Allowance (ESA(IR))
  • Pension Credit (PC)
  • Support for Mortgage Interest loan (SMI)
  • Universal Credit (UC)
Table 1. Have you ever received a Cold Weather Payment?
(n=286) Number of respondents % of respondents
Yes 222 78%
No 64 22%



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