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’
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.
Do pensioners qualify for 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.
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.
Is warm home discount applied automatically?
You won’t usually need to apply for the Warm Home Discount as it should be applied automatically.
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.
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.
Can you get warm home discount if you change supplier?
If you are eligible to receive the WHD rebate with your current supplier and are thinking about changing suppliers, you may wish to check that the supplier you are considering moving to also participates in the WHD scheme and that you are eligible under their scheme.