Winter Heating Payment (Low Income) (Scotland): island communities impact assessment

This island communities impact assessment ICIA) sets out to assess the specific impact of the introduction of the Winter Heating Payment on Scottish island communities.

Implementation and delivery plan

48. A communications strategy and comprehensive guidance are in place, making eligible recipients and the relevant stakeholders aware of the benefit.

49. All eligible households will receive notification of their forthcoming payment from Social Security Scotland, detailing that they are eligible based on their entitlement to one of the existing reserved benefits which previously made them eligible for CWP.

50. The communications strategy is linked in with wider Scottish Government initiatives for remote and island communities. This will ensure that WHP is part of wider efforts to meet the needs of people living in island communities.



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