Warm home discount 2021: How to apply for £140 in assistance, which energy companies offer it, and when it is paid
The program is one of several ways that people who qualify can get money from the government to help them get through the winter.
The discount program for warm homes for 2021 is now open.
Along with the cold weather payment and winter fuel payment, the scheme is one of several ways eligible people can get money from the government to help them get through the winter months.
Everything you need to know about it is right here.
During the winter months, the warm home discount program allows people to save £140 on their electricity bill.
The money will not be paid to you; instead, it will be applied to your electricity bill as a one-time discount from October to March.
If your supplier provides both gas and electricity, you might be able to get a discount on your gas bill instead.
You can apply for the scheme in one of two ways:
If you receive the “guarantee credit” component of pension credit, you are eligible for the discount if all of the following conditions were met on July 4, 2021:
This is referred to as being a part of the “core group.”
If your electricity supplier participates in the scheme and you receive certain means-tested benefits, you may be able to apply directly to them for assistance if you are on a low income.
If you have a pre-pay or pay-as-you-go electricity meter, you can still get the discount.
If you’re eligible for a discount, your electricity provider can tell you how you’ll get it, such as a voucher to top up your meter.
The following is a complete list of suppliers who offer the warm home discount:
If you’re a member of the core group, you should:
If you qualify, you will receive a letter between October and December 2021 with instructions on how to get the discount.
If you need to call a helpline by February 28, 2022 to confirm your information, your letter will state so.
The discount will be applied to your bill by March 31, 2022, according to your electricity provider.
If you are from a low-income family, you should take the following steps:
Your electricity provider determines who is eligible for a discount.
Suppliers are limited in the number of discounts they can offer.
As soon as possible, check with your supplier to see if you’re eligible and how to apply.
Even if you were eligible for a discount last year, you should check with them.
By March 31, 2022, your electricity supplier will apply the discount to your bill.
Warm Home Discount 2021: How to apply for £140 in assistance, which energy providers offer it, and when it is paid
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Warm home discount 2021: How to apply for £140 support, which energy suppliers offer it and when it gets paid