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Energy price rises warned - claim the Warm Homes Discount if you are eligible

What is it?

The Warm Homes Discount provides a rebate on your energy bills. The amount of the rebate for 2012/13 was £130 and the amount of the rebate for 2013/14 is £135.

Can you get it?

If you claim the guarantee element of Pension Credit only (without any savings credit element) you should automatically receive the rebate from your energy supplier. There is no need to make a claim.

If you are over 80 and claim the guarantee element of Pension Credit (either with or without a savings credit element) you should also automatically receive the rebate. If you are under 80 then you must receive only the guarantee element of Pension Credit, without any savings credit element. More information is available on automatic rebates on your energy bill.

Other people can also get the rebate (these people are known as the 'broader group'). The Warm Homes Discount is administered by individual energy companies and they set their own rules. Please click on the links below to find out about the rules for your energy company.

How do I claim?

To see if you qualify and to claim your discount click on the energy company that supplies you:

Other options: reducing your bill

You can often reduce your energy bills by switching supplier or moving to a better tariff with you current supplier. To find out if you could save use the UK Power comparison tool.       

More information

Director, Phil Agulnik appeared on BBC Radio 5 live yesterday talking about the Warm Homes Discount. If you'd like to listen to the show the recording is available online.

         

 

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