Warm Home Discounts

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We’re encouraging our tenants to check if they are eligible for a warm home discount this winter. Did you know that you could get £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2018 to 2019 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme? The money is not paid to you but 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. You can contact your supplier to find out. The discount will not affect your Cold Weather Payment or Winter Fuel Payment. 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’re eligible, for example a voucher you can use to top up your meter.

There are 2 ways to qualify for the Warm Home Discount Scheme:

  • You get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit. You should get a letter from the Pension Service telling you how to claim if you are in this group.
  • You are on a low income and meet your energy supplier’s criteria for the scheme. If you are on benefits or a low income and think you might be eligible you can apply via your fuel supplier’s website. Tenants who cannot get online at home are welcome to drop in to use one of the computers in our community room to apply.

If you need additional help with this Fiona, our Welfare Rights Officer can help you with advice and with a claim. Call her on 0131 272 5038 to make an appointment.

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