For winter 2016-17 you could get £140 off your electricity, this is a one off discount usually from October to April. This won’t affect your Cold Weather Payment or Winter Fuel Payment.
You may also qualify if you use pre-pay or pay-as-you-go electricity meter.
Here are just some of the suppliers who are part of the warm home discount scheme:
For a full list of suppliers please visit www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme/eligibility.
For more information and to find out if you qualify please call Home Energy Scotland free on 0808 8082282.
The Scottish Government has introduced a new benefit called the Carers Allowance Supplement.
We will be holding a Drop in on Thursday 18th October from 9am to 2pm at PKAVS for anyone who would like more info about the 'Getting it Right for Cares Across Perth & Kinross' consultation.
Over the next 4-5 weeks, the Scottish Government wants to talk to older people about their experiences of Attendance Allowance, one of the benefits being devolved to Scotland.