Householders with a child under 16, in receipt of one or more of the benefits listed as follows are eligible for assistance under the Warm Front scheme.
Council tax benefit
Job seeker’s allowance (income-based)
Income-related employment and support allowance
Householders in receipt of disability living allowance are eligible for assistance under the Warm Front scheme. However a disability living allowance award for a child in a household will not qualify for the Warm Front grant. A review of our fuel poverty policies is under way and part of its remit is to examine whether we can make existing fuel poverty policies more effective, including exploring whether we can more effectively identify and target assistance at the most vulnerable households.