Affordable Warmth Dividend

What is the Affordable Warmth Dividend?

The Affordable Warmth Dividend is a payment of £100 made by the Council to Glasgow residents who are 80 years of age and older on or before 31 March 2017 to keep warm during winter.

Who can apply for the dividend?

To receive the payment you must be 80 years of age or over by 31st March 2017 and living in Glasgow. If you are not yet 80 but will be before 31st March 2017 you can make the application now.

Applications will be accepted from 31st October 2016 until 31st March 2017. Unfortunately we cannot accept applications received after this date.

How do I apply?

If you qualified for the payment last year, or if we are aware you have become eligible in the last year, you will automatically receive a letter. If you have not previously claimed for the Dividend or have not received a letter by 30 November 2016, you can download the

Applications are also available from your local Revenues and Benefits Centres or by phoning 0141 287 7961.

How will applications be processed?

Staff will assess applications received and decide if your claim meets the qualifying conditions.

If you do not fill in the application properly it will not be accepted. It is important that you bring along or send evidence to support your claim. Any evidence posted in will be returned immediately by recorded delivery mail.

How and when will payments be made?

The preferred method of payment is by BACS directly into your Bank Account, although payments can also be made by cheque.  The Council will aim to make a payment to you in the month after we receive your application.

What evidence is required to support my claim?

If you receive Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction, you do not need to supply any evidence to support your claim. If you don't receive either of these, you will need to supply proof of your date of birth and proof of your residency in Glasgow. Examples of proof include:

  • a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions that includes both your address and date of birth
  • birth certificate
  • passport
  • driving licence
  • utilities bill, bank statement or similar documents confirming residency at a given address
  • pension award letter that contains date of birth

If you cannot provide the above evidence but have other documents that confirm your age and your address take them to your local Revenues and Benefits Centre. Or you can post them with your application and the claim will be considered.

Is the claim limited to one person in a household?

No, anyone who meets the criteria can apply including those living in residential homes and hospitals.

Can someone apply on my behalf?

Yes, someone can apply on your behalf if you write their details in the section at the bottom of the form.

You can either fill in the rest of the form or ask your nominated person to do it for you. You should still sign and date the form.

Personalised advice for householders

As part of the process for delivering the Affordable Warmth Dividend we are keen to make sure that you are able to heat your home as cost effectively as possible. Both Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) have a free to all energy advice service. The Council's service is known as G-HEAT - the Glasgow Home Energy Advice Team - they are able to provide tailored advice to householders on a face to face basis in their homes.

They are also able to provide help in dealing with the utilities, if for example you think you may be paying too much, or help get you onto a cheaper tariff. If you are interested in getting some assistance from them, contact them on 0800 092 9002 or Email themIf you are a GHA tenant please contact your local office.

If you would like to request an application form by phone, or have a question about the Affordable Warmth Dividend payment you can phone 0141 287 7961 or visit the City Centre Service Desk at 45 John Street.

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