04 Feb 👉Important Information Regarding the Warm Home Discount Scheme 🏠🏡👈
Important Information Regarding the Warm Home Discount Scheme
It must have come as a worry to a lot of people following yesterdays announcement that Ofgem raised the cap on average household energy bills by 54%. There is an option for a government grant for qualifying households who could get £140 off their electricity bill for winter 2021 to 2022 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.
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’re on a low income and meet your energy supplier’s criteria for the scheme – known as the ‘broader group’
For more details, to double check your eligibility and how to apply, please click here >>