You could get money off your electricity bill for winter under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.
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.
The discount will not affect your Cold Weather Payment or Winter Fuel Payment.
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 are on a low income and meet your energy supplier’s criteria for the scheme - known as the ‘broader group’.
How you apply for the Warm Home Discount Scheme depends on how you qualify for the discount.
Pre-pay or pay-as-you-go meters
You can still qualify for the discount if you use a pre-pay or pay-as-you-go electricity meter.
Your electricity supplier can tell you how you’ll get the discount if you are eligible, for example a voucher you can use to top up your meter.
Park (mobile) homes
Fill in the Park Homes Warm Home Discount application to be contacted when the scheme reopens.
Contact Charis Grants for more information about the scheme for park homes.
Charis Grants Ltd
Telephone: 0330 555 9424
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm (closed on bank holidays)