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Warm Home Discount

Warm Home Discount will take £140 off your electricity bill between September and March.

The discount will not affect your Cold Weather Payment or Winter Fuel Payment. 

If you have a prepayment (pay as you go) meter, you might get a voucher to top up your meter.

Warm Home Discount Scheme (GOV.UK)

Eligibility for Warm Home Discount Scheme

You qualify for the discount if you meet 3 conditions:

  • you get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit
  • your electricity supplier is part of the scheme
  • you or your partner’s name is on the bill

You might also be eligible if you’re on a low income and get certain means-tested benefits. Check with your supplier to find out.

Warm Home Discount Scheme: Energy suppliers (GOV.UK)

How to apply

You should get a letter telling you about the discount if you qualify. You may receive the discount automatically or you may need to apply for it. Your electricity supplier will apply the discount to your bill by the end of March.

If you did not get a letter

Call the Warm Home Discount Team on 0800 731 0214 if you did not get the letter and you think you’re eligible.

Last reviewed by Scope on: 30/03/2021

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