The Warm Home Discount Scheme is for some pensioners and others on a low income. It gives you a rebate off your electricity bill of £130 for the winter 2012 – 2013.
If you’re automatically eligible (core group), you’ll get a letter telling you one of the following:
- you don’t have to apply for the discount – you’ll get it automatically
- you must apply for the discount by 13 March – the letter will tell you why and how. If you have not applied as yet, you’ll miss out on the rebate unless you call the Scheme Helpline by 13 March.
Warm Home Discount Scheme Helpline
Tel: 0845 603 9439 Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.
If you are on a low income (broader group), you will need to contact your energy supplier as soon as possible for details of whether you are eligible. Smaller energy suppliers with less than 250,000 customers don’t have to offer the Warm Home Discount Scheme. Some larger suppliers (British Gas, Eon and SSE) have already closed applications for the broader group for 2012-2013. Find out which energy suppliers are part of the scheme and if they are still accepting applications at www.gov.uk.
- Find out if you are eligible for the Warm Home Discount Scheme
- Applying for the Warm Home Discount Scheme at www.gov.uk