Energy Assistance Package

The Energy Assistance Package provides a range of measures to support Scottish homes likely to have difficulty paying their fuel bills or keeping their home sufficiently warm. The Energy Assistance Package offers different levels of advice and support depending on your needs and your circumstances.

Am I eligible to the Energy Assistance Package and what is offered to me?

Energy advice on how to make your home as energy efficient as possible:

Everyone is eligible

Benefit and tax credit check and access to discounted energy rates:

Everyone may be referred depending on circumstances

Insulation from an energy supplier to make your home more energy efficient:

For this part of the Energy Assistance Package, you must be:

– Homeowner or tenant of a private sector landlord

– Receive a qualifying benefit, or someone in your household must be 75 (or over) or someone in your household must be 70 (or over) and have no central heating.

Measures funded by the Scottish Government to make your home warmer and cheaper to heat:

For this part of the Energy Assistance Package, you must be:

– Homeowner or tenant of a private sector landlord

– Have occupied the property as your only or main home for at least a year

– You or your partner must be aged 60 (or over) and have no central heating, or your home must have a poor energy rating and you or your partner must be aged 75 (or over) or are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance or receive a qualifying benefit (pregnant, 60 or over, have a child under 16, receive the highest rate of the care component or the higher rate of the mobility component of disability living allowance or war pensions equivalents)

Insulation measures from an energy supplier:

You may get free loft and cavity wall insulation if your home has 60mm loft insulation or less or un-insulated cavity walls. For this part of the Energy Assistance Package you must be:

– Homeowner or tenant of a private sector landlord

-Someone in your household must be 75 (or over) or 70 (or over) and have no central heating, or someone in your household receives a qualifying benefit (State pension credit, Child tax credit or working tax credit, attendance allowance, employment and support allowance, disability living allowance)

Additional insulation and heating measures:

For this part of the Energy Assistance Package you must be:

– Homeowner or tenant of a private sector landlord

– You or your partner must be aged 60 (or over) and have no central heating, or your home must have a poor energy rating and you or your partner must be aged 75 (or over) or are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance or receive a qualifying benefit (pregnant, 60 or over, have a child under 16, receive the highest rate of the care component or the higher rate of the mobility component of disability living allowance or war pensions equivalents)

Find out more:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/Housing/warmhomes/eap