The Warm Home Discount could help you save you money on your energy bill.
The Warm Home Discount scheme requires suppliers, by law, to help vulnerable people in the UK pay for their energy. The money isn’t paid to you, it’s a £140 rebate applied to your electricity bill between September and March – unless you’re on prepay meter, in which case you’ll usually be sent a top-up voucher.
There are two ways to qualify, with a different process for each.
To qualify you must
If you get universal credit and earn an income of less than £1,349 pounds in an at least one month since November 2018, you’re eligible if you have any of the following:
If you’re eligible, you’ll need to apply directly to your supplier. You should do it as early as possible as discounts are often limited and cut-off dates vary between suppliers. Applications can open as early as August.
Please note that not all suppliers offer the warm home discount and criteria can vary between suppliers, to find out if your supplier does offer the Warm Home Discount, contact your supplier direct. Their contact details can be found on your last bill. You can also find out this information by going onto their Website. Your supplier may allow you to register your interest in the warm home discount in which they will send a TEXT alert when the application process opens.
With regard to switching suppliers It’s important to check the qualifying criteria if you are thinking about changing suppliers.
To get the rebate next year, you’ll need to be with a participating supplier on the ‘qualifying date’. This is usually in June or July.
If you’re on certain benefits and you have to apply to get the discount, you should always check before you switch that the supplier offers it to those on benefits, as criteria can differ between providers and check that the supplier’s scheme is still open to applications. You will then need to apply with the new supplier
If you would like further information on this scheme please contact ANCHO on 01294313121. We'll be able to provide advice in relation to any queries you may have.
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