The Warm Home Discount scheme is a government-led scheme aimed at providing some relief to low income households over the winter months.

Energy providers signed onto the scheme offer a one-off discount of £140 to qualifying households. The discount is typically applied to your electricity bill, but you may be able to get the discount on your gas bill instead if you have the same supplier for both.

The following energy providers currently offer the Warm Home Discount:

 

Eligibility and deadlines

If you were in receipt of the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit by 7th July 2019, you are automatically eligible to apply for the Warm Home Discount scheme (even if you also receive Savings Credit). Your energy provider will need to be signed onto the scheme and you or your partner’s name must be on your energy bill. People who meet this criteria are referred to as the ‘core group’ and are eligible for the scheme under all participating providers.

Aside from the ‘core group’, each energy provider has different criteria for who is eligible for the scheme. The deadline to apply also varies from supplier to supplier, ranging from early January to the end of February. Because of this, we highly encourage you to visit your supplier’s website for their full terms and conditions (which you can do by following the links above) and apply as soon as possible.

Please know that, if you receive Cold Weather Payment or Winter Fuel Payment, the Warm Home Scheme will not affect your eligibility for either of them.

If your application to the scheme is successful, your energy supplier will apply the discount by the end of March 2020.

Find out more

For more information on the Warm Home Discount, visit gov.uk.

If you have any concerns over your bills or any other money worries, please contact our Advice Team here, through our Facebook or Twitter, or by calling 0161 448 4200*. The Team are here to help.

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