What is the Affordable Warmth Dividend?
The Affordable Warmth Dividend is a £100 payment made by the Council to Glasgow residents who are 80 years of age and older on or before 31 March 2019 to help keep warm during the winter.
Who is eligible for the Affordable Warmth Dividend?
All residents who are 80 years of age or over by 31 March 2019 and living in Glasgow.
Did you receive a payment last year?
If you received a payment last year then you will automatically receive a payment again this year. You will be sent a letter advising you when your payment will be made. You do not need to apply.
How can I make an application?
You can apply for the Affordable Warmth Dividend in the following ways:
1. Your Housing Assistant will be able to assist you in applying for this, please contact our offices who will be happy to arrange an appointment for you.
2. Online : To apply online use the following link www.glasgow.gov.uk/awd
3. You can download the form, sign and return it to our offices and we will send it away for you.
How long will the scheme be available?
Applications will be accepted from 5 November 2018 until 31 March 2019. We are unable to accept applications received after this date.
How will payments be made?
The preferred method of payment is by BACS directly into your Bank Account, however if you only have a post office account an alternative payment can be arranged.
When will the payment be made?
The Council will aim to make a payment to you in the month after we receive your application.
What evidence is needed to support your claim?
- a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions that confirms your address
- birth certificate
- driving licence
- utilities bill, bank statement or similar documents confirming residency at a given address
- pension award letter
If you are unable to provide the above evidence but have other documents that confirm your age and your address you can post them with your completed application or upload them online and your Affordable Warmth Dividend 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.
- On the online form there is a section that can be completed by someone applying on your behalf.
- On the paper from, if you write their details in the section at the bottom of the paper form or online. You can either complete the rest of the form or ask your nominated person to do it for you. However, you should still sign and date the application form.
Where can I find out more information?
Please do not hesitate to contact us.