Don’t forget to register with your electricity provider for the Warm Home Discount Scheme 2019-2020
You could get £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2019 to 2020 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.
The money is not paid to you – it is a one-off payment that is credited to your energy account, prepayment card or key, between September and March – providing you qualify for the payment. You may be able to get the discount on your gas bill instead if your supplier provides you with both gas and electricity. Contact your supplier to find out. The discount will not affect your Cold Weather Payment or Winter Fuel Payment.
Will I be eligible?
There are 2 ways to qualify for the Warm Home Discount Scheme:
- you get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit – known as the ‘core group’
- you’re on a low income and meet your energy supplier’s criteria for the scheme – known as the ‘broader group’
How you apply for the Warm Home Discount Scheme depends on how you qualify for the discount. Some suppliers will also offer indirect help to fuel-poor customers as part of the Warm Home Discount scheme. This can include advice on using less energy and help with reducing energy related debts. Ring your energy supplier to find out if you are entitled to claim the Warm Home Discount on your winter quarter energy bill.