Frequent question: Can I claim warm home discount?

You can make a claim for Warm Home Discount on your supplier’s website or by calling them. Broader group applications through an energy supplier are usually open from October and the discount will be applied to your bill by 31 March 2022. Contact your current energy supplier to find out more.

What is the income threshold for warm home discount?

You have an income below £16,000 and a member of your household is either under 5, disabled or over 62. You receive Universal Credit or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA); and benefit includes either the support or work related component or have a child who is under 5 or disabled.

Can I get warm home discount if I change supplier?

If you are eligible to receive the WHD rebate with your current supplier and are thinking about changing suppliers, you may wish to check that the supplier you are considering moving to also participates in the WHD scheme and that you are eligible under their scheme.

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Do I automatically get warm home discount?

Who automatically gets the Warm Home Discount? If you’re in receipt of the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit, then you should automatically receive the Warm Home Discount each year. The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) will write to you to let you know if you’re eligible.

Is warm home discount the same as winter fuel allowance?

Payment of a Warm Home Discount does not affect entitlement to a Winter Fuel Payment or Cold Weather Payment.

How do you know if you’ve been accepted for warm home discount?

If you are eligible for the Warm Home Discount as part of the core group, you should have received a letter in the post between October and December 2021. This letter will confirm that your Warm Home Discount will be deducted from your electricity bill and may ask you to call a helpline to confirm your details.

What is classed as low income?

A broad definition of low household income, as suggested by the Government, applies to annual earnings less than 60% of the median UK household income. For London, this cut-off point is approximately £21,000[75].

What happens to warm home discount if energy supplier goes bust?

Any broader group customer who gets the Warm Home Discount and is switched to a new supplier if their supplier fails will be able to reapply for the discount. Once we’ve appointed a new supplier, you should contact them for details.

Which suppliers can support warm home discount?

The ‘big six’ suppliers all provide rebates under the warm home discount scheme. These include: British Gas, Scottish Power, SSE, E. on, EDF Energy and nPower. There are an increasing number of smaller suppliers which also participate in the scheme, and firms are obliged to take part once they have 250,000 customers.

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Is the warm home discount scheme ending?

The Regulations for the Warm Home Discount (WHD) scheme come to an end in March 2021.

Does everyone over 60 get winter fuel allowance?

Every household with someone aged 60 or over is entitled to help towards their winter energy costs. Under the Government’s winter fuel payments scheme, you can make a claim if you had reached the qualifying age on or before 27 September 2009.

When can I claim winter fuel allowance 2021 22?

Call the Winter Fuel Payment Centre on 0800 731 0160, any time between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday. You can also claim for the first time by post. The deadline for claiming payments the 2021-22 winter is 31 March 2022.

How do I claim winter fuel allowance UK?

Claim for the first time by post

If you live in the UK, fill in a Winter Fuel Payment claim form for UK residents. If you live in an eligible EEA country or Switzerland, fill in the Winter Fuel Payment claim form for EEA or Swiss residents and the IPCF091 form if you’re a UK national or dual national.

Do you have to reapply every year for warm home discount?

It’s worth remembering that you need to reapply for the Warm Home Discount every year and you can only get one Warm Home Discount each time the scheme is run. This year the scheme runs until March 2022.

Does attendance allowance entitle you to warm home discount?

These include: If there is a child under five living permanently in the house or. You receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Incapacity Benefit or Attendance Allowance.

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How does warm home discount work with direct debit?

If you pay for your energy monthly by Direct Debit, we’ll add the discount as credit to your Bulb account. If you top up your meters with a key or card, we’ll send you a Post Office voucher, with instructions on how to collect the credit and add it to your meter.