Is warm home discount applied automatically?
You won’t usually need to apply for the Warm Home Discount as it should be applied automatically.
How do you know if you’ve been accepted for warm home discount?
If you are eligible for the Warm Home Discount as part of the core group, you should have received a letter in the post between October and December 2021. This letter will confirm that your Warm Home Discount will be deducted from your electricity bill and may ask you to call a helpline to confirm your details.
Can I use my warm home discount on gas and electric?
While the scheme is focused on electricity, you may be able to get the discount on your gas bill instead if your supplier provides you with both gas and electricity. If you’re on a prepaid meter, you can still get the discount.
Do you have to reapply every year for warm home discount?
The Warm Home Discount 2021/22 scheme is now open.
Remember, even if you’ve had the Warm Home Discount before, you need to re-apply for it again every year.
Who automatically qualifies for warm home discount?
The Warm Home Discount is a government scheme which will offer £140 off your electricity bills this winter, or a voucher for households with prepayment meters. Households in receipt of the Guaranteed Element of Pension credit receive the discount automatically if the recipients name is on the bill.
Can pensioners claim warm home discount?
Can I get it? There are national eligibility rules for paying the Warm Homes Discount to low income pensioners but if you’re working age and on a low income you may qualify under the ‘broader group’, each energy company sets their own rules for this group.
Do you get heating allowance at 60?
Every household with someone aged 60 or over is entitled to help towards their winter energy costs. Under the Government’s winter fuel payments scheme, you can make a claim if you had reached the qualifying age on or before 27 September 2009.
Is warm home discount the same as winter fuel allowance?
Payment of a Warm Home Discount does not affect entitlement to a Winter Fuel Payment or Cold Weather Payment.
Can husband and wife get winter fuel allowance?
Can me and my partner both get the Winter Fuel Allowance? If your partner receives the following benefits then the Winter Fuel Allowance will be paid to your household: Job Seeker’s Allowance. Employment and Support Allowance.
When can I claim winter fuel allowance 2021 22?
Call the Winter Fuel Payment Centre on 0800 731 0160, any time between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday. You can also claim for the first time by post. The deadline for claiming payments the 2021-22 winter is 31 March 2022.
Is Scottish Gas and British Gas the same?
British Gas is part of the Centrica Group, which was formed following the merger of British Gas plc in 1997. British Gas also operates under the name Scottish Gas in Scotland.
What is cold weather payment?
The Cold Weather Payment is a DWP scheme that runs from 1 November to 31 March each year. A payment of £25 is sent to eligible people for every seven-day period in which the temperature is below zero, which is designed to be used for heating bills and similar essentials.