Warm Home Discount Scheme
The Government runs a grant program in partnership with many of the energy companies called the Warm Home Discount Scheme. The Scheme can provide £140 towards the cost of your electricity if you apply within the correct time and any of the following apply –
- Your electricity supplier is part of the scheme
- You are the account holder at your property (if you have not registered with your energy supplier at your home you will not be able to make an application)
- You will automatically qualify if you are in receipt of pension credit (but you still need to be registered for the scheme with your current energy supplier)
- If you are in receipt of benefits or your household income is less that £16,190 per year you may be entitled to the Warm Home Discount, you can usually make an application online, over the phone or by post, you may need to provide evidence of your income or entitlement to benefits
The money isn’t paid directly to you, if you have a prepayment meter it will be credited to your meter otherwise it will be paid directly to your electricity account and will appear on your bill once awarded.
Receiving the Warm Home Discount does not affect the Winter Fuel Payment or Cold Weather Payments.
If you would like to know more about this scheme, Winter Fuel or Cold Weather payments, or would like help to apply please get in touch.