The Warm Homes Discount

13 December 2016

What better way to keep yourself warm this winter than with a big discount on your energy bill?

Glow logo_400x285The Warm Homes Discount is a government scheme run in partnership with some energy suppliers. It’s a one-off discount for people over the age of 65 that gives you £140 off your electricity bills between October and April.

So who gets the discount?

If you get the Savings or Guarantee and Savings part of the State Pension Credit, you’re eligible for the discount. You’ll get a letter automatically from the Government by 16 December to let you know. Just make sure you fill it out and return it by 28 February 2017.

You might qualify for the discount if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Related Employment Support Allowance
  • Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Universal Credit and is not in work or Self-Employed.

You won’t be automatically enrolled, so you’ll need to apply to your energy company. You can also contact the Government’s Warm Home Discount Team on 0345 603 9439 for more information.

Check out all the energy suppliers taking part. If you’re eligible for the discount, but your supplier doesn’t offer it, this could be a good reason to switch.

If you know someone who should be getting the discount, tell them about it. We want to make sure all our customers are warm this winter!