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Warm Home Discount scheme

The Warm Home Discount scheme helps low income households with their energy costs.  Participating energy suppliers provide a one-off discount of £140 on your electricity bill between September and March.

Eligibility

There are two ways to qualify for the Warm Home Discount.

You will automatically qualify if you receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (even if you get Savings Credit as well), your name is on the bill and your energy supplier is part of the scheme.

If you automatically qualify, you will receive a letter from the Government by 7 December 2018.  If you don’t get a letter but believe you should automatically qualify, call the Warm Home Discount Team (0800 731 0214).

If you don’t automatically qualify, you may still be able to apply directly to your electricity supplier if you are on a low income, meet your supplier’s criteria for the scheme and they are part of the scheme.

If you have a pre-pay meter you can still qualify for the discount.  Your electricity supplier will tell you how you’ll get the discount e.g. a voucher you can use to top up your meter.

To find out more visit www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme  

 

 

How to apply

Check with your electricity supplier as soon as possible to find out if you are eligible and apply.  The number of discounts given by suppliers is limited.

If you live in a park home and pay your electricity through your park site owner, or as part of your pitch fees, you can apply for the Park Home Warm Home Discount by contacting Charis Grants (03303 80 10 40) or visiting https://parkhomeswhd.com/ .