Did you know you could get £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2019 to 2020, under the Warm Home Discount Scheme?
What is the Warm Home Discount scheme?
The Warm Home Discount scheme offers a one-off payment of £140 (inclusive of VAT) towards the energy bills of those who qualify for the discount.
The money isn’t paid directly to you – it is managed by energy suppliers and is therefore a one-off discount that’s credited to your energy account, prepayment card or key, during the winter.
Are you eligible?
The Warm Home Discount Scheme separates eligible households into two groups – the ‘core’ group and the ‘broader’ group.
- core group – if receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit you will be automatically considered for the discount
- broader group – if you’re on a low income and meet your energy supplier’s criteria for the scheme
The way you apply for the one-off payment depends on how you qualify for the discount, i.e. whether you are in the ‘core group’ or the ‘broader group’. You should contact your energy supplier directly to find out more.
Please contact your energy supplier directly to apply for the Warm Energy Discount.
Pre-pay or pay-as-you-go meters
You can still qualify for the discount if you use a pre-pay or pay-as-you-go electricity meter.
Your electricity supplier can tell you how you’ll receive the discount if you’re eligible. For example some suppliers offer a voucher you can use to top up your meter.
You may be able to get the discount on your gas bill instead, if your supplier provides you with both gas and electricity. Please contact your directly supplier to find out more.
If you’re based in Ealing or Brent and need further assistance with managing your money you can speak to our Dosh+ Inclusion Officer. For all other areas advicelocal can help you find information relating to benefits, tax credits, council tax, money advice, housing and homelessness and more.