Child Winter Heating Assistance is a new £200 payment to help families of children and young people on the highest rate care component of Disability Living Allowance for children, to help with the cost of heating their home.
People will qualify for the payment if they live in Scotland and received the highest rate care component of Disability Living Allowance for children on any one day between Monday 21st September 2020 – Sunday 27th September 2020.
People do not need to apply for this payment. It will be made automatically by Social Security Scotland, using information provided by the Department for Work and Pensions. Those receiving the payment will get letters in advance to confirm they will receive this payment.
The payment will be made to the same account that they receive Disability Assistance Living Allowance for children payments.
A payment will be made for every child in the household who receives the highest rate Disability Living Allowance for children. Payments will be made in batches and will arrive with people from Friday 27th November; these are expected to be complete by Friday 11th December.
If a parent or carer believes that they are eligible for this payment and they haven’t had a letter or a payment, they should contact Social Security Scotland from Tuesday 15th December for further advice.
For further information, please visit the mygov.scot page.
Alternatively, if you believe you or a family you are supporting should have received this payment, contact Social Security Scotland by their Freephone helpline: 0800 182 2222.