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Warm Homes Discount

Warm Homes Discount

What is it?

The Warm Homes Discount provides a rebate on your energy bills. The amount of the rebate for 2017/18 is £140.

Can I get it?

There are national eligibility rules for paying the Warm Homes Discount to low income pensioners but for other groups each energy company sets their own rules.

Low income pensioners

If you received the guarantee element of Pension Credit on 9 July 2017, you qualify for the Warm Home Discount for 17/18 and should automatically receive a rebate from your energy supplier without needing to make a claim. The discount should be applied to your bill by the end of March 2018.

Your supplier must be part of the Warm Homes discount scheme and your or your partner's name be on the supply bill.

More information is available on automatic rebates on your energy bill.

Other people on a low income or disabled

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.You should also do this if you believe you are eligible, but have not received a confirmation letter by 30 November 2017. You cannot claim after 28 February 2018.

Do you live in a Park Home?

If you are a permanent resident of a Park Home without a direct connection to an energy supplier, you may be eligible to receive a Warm Home Discount cheque for £140 towards your winter fuel bill. The fund is administered by Charis Grants on behalf of contributing suppliers. To view eligibility and apply, please visit the Charis Grants website.

Don’t know who your supplier is?

If you don't know who your supplier is, contact UKPN for electricity on 0845 601 4516. For gas, call the Meter Helpline on 0870 608 1524.

For further help and advice, you can contact the Warm Home Discount team on 0345 603 9439.

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.

 

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