Warm Home Discount Grant, £140 discount on your electricity bill.
For winter 2014 to 2015, you could get a £140 discount on your electricity bill.
The money isn’t paid to you, it’s a one-off discount on your electricity bill, usually between October and March.
Pre-pay or pay as you go meters
You can also 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’re eligible. For example, a voucher you can use to top up your meter.
You qualify for the discount if on 12 July 2014 all of the following apply:
your supplier was part of the scheme your name (or your partner’s) was on the bill you were getting the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (even if you get Savings Credit as well)
If you don’t qualify
Some suppliers can offer the discount to vulnerable people (eg those on a low income).
Each supplier has their own rules about who else (known as the ‘broader group’) can get this help.
Check with the supplier if you meet their rules for broader group help and how to apply for it.
The following suppliers are part of the scheme:
Manweb – see ScottishPower
Scottish Gas – see British Gas
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How to claim
If you qualify for the discount
If you qualify for the discount, you’ll get a letter this autumn or winter telling you either:
you don’t have to apply – you’ll get the discount automaticallyto apply by 30 January 2015 – the letter will tell you why and how
You’ll receive your letter by 24 December at the latest.
If you don’t get a letter
Contact the Warm Home Discount Team if you don’t get a letter but believe you qualify.
Warm Home Discount Scheme
Telephone: 0345 603 9439
Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Find out about call charges
Warm Home Discount Team
Pink Zone, 1st Floor
If you don’t qualify for the discount
If you don’t qualify for the discount you may be able to apply directly to the energy supplier for help.