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The Warm Home Discount Scheme

For winter 2015 to 2016, you could get £140 off your electricity bill through the Warm Home Discount Scheme. The money isn't paid to you - it's a one-off discount on your electricity bill, usually between September and March.

The discount won't affect your Cold Weather Payment or Winter Fuel Payment. Not everyone gets the discount. You have to check if you qualify.  You can 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, eg a voucher you can use to top up your meter.

Eligibility:

You qualify for the discount if on 12 July 2015 all of the following apply:
your electricity supplier was part of the scheme
your name (or your partner's) was on the bill
you were getting the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (even if you get Savings Credit as well)

If you don't qualify you may be able to apply directly to your electricity supplier for help if you don't get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit but:
you're on a low income you get certain means-tested benefits.

How to claim

If you qualify for the discount, you'll get a letter this autumn or winter telling you either:
you don't have to apply - you'll get the discount automatically to apply by 29 January 2016 - the letter will tell you why and how. You'll receive your letter by 24 December at the latest. If you don't get a letter contact the Warm Home Discount Team if you don't get a letter but believe you qualify.

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You may be able to apply directly to your electricity supplier for help if you don't qualify because you don't get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit.