Applying for Warm Home Discounts

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It may still be summer, but we are encouraging tenants to think about heating costs for their homes this winter. You could get £140 off your electricity bill under the Warm Home Discount Scheme. The money is not paid to you but is a one-off discount on your 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. The discount will not affect your Cold Weather Payment or Winter Fuel Payment. You can still get 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 support if you get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit; if you are in this category you should get a letter from the Pension Service telling you how to claim. Or if you are on Universal Credit or a low income and meet your energy supplier’s criteria, you can apply via their website. If you need help with this Fiona, our Welfare Rights Officer can help you claim – call her on 07908951297 to make an appointment. Or you can email her at

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