Warm Home Discount Scheme

Overview

Your electricity supplier may have signed up to the Warm Homes Discount Scheme which offers a one-off discount of £140 from your electricity bill.

The money is not paid to you, it is a one-off discount on your electricity bill, between September and March.

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.

Getting the Warm Home Discount does not affect your eligibility for Cold Weather Payments or Winter Fuel Payments.

Eligibility

You can qualify for a warm home discount if:

    • Your supplier was part of the scheme, and
    • You or your partner's name was on the bill, and

You fit into either the:

Core group

If you are receiving the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (even if you also get the Savings Credit) you should be automatically considered for the Warm Home Discount.

Broader group

The criteria for inclusion depends on the supplier but you may be eligible if you are in receipt of certain benefits; your annual income is below a certain amount and you are spending more than 10% of it on fuel; or you have a disability or illness.

How to claim

Core group

A letter will be sent to you in December telling you how to get the discount if you apply and whether you need to call a helpline by February the following year to confirm your details.

Your electricity supplier will then apply the discount to your bill by the end of March.

Broader group

Contact your electricity supplier to find out if you are eligible and how to apply. The number of discounts are limited, so check with them as soon as possible.

People who live in Park (mobile) homes

Contact Charis Grants for more information at:

T: 03303 801 040 (Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm - apart from bank holidays).

Fill in the Park Homes Warm Home Discount application form to be contacted when the scheme reopens.

Pre-pay or 'pay as you go' electricity meters

If you use a prepay or 'pay as you go' electricity meter, it may be paid to you through a top-up voucher but check with your supplier.

Can I get the Warm Home Discount off my gas bill?

If your supplier provides you with both gas and electricity, you may be able to get the discount on your gas bill instead of your electricity bill. Contact your supplier for more information.

Change of Supplier

If you apply for a Warm Home Discount but then change your supplier before this has been credited to your account, you will no longer be eligible to receive the discount from your original supplier. You will have to make an application to your new supplier.

Energy Suppliers

The following suppliers are part of the scheme: