Warm Home Discount Scheme
The Warm Home Discount Scheme provides £120 rebate on your electricity bills in winter 2011/12. Find out below if you qualify, when you'll get your rebate and how the scheme works.
Who can get the Warm Home Discount
Pension Credit customers who are automatically considered for the rebate
You may qualify for this energy rebate if on the qualifying date of 11 September 2011 all the following apply:
- you got only the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (no Savings Credit)
- your name, or your partner's name was on your electricity bill
- your electricity account was with one of the energy suppliers participating in this scheme – see 'Energy suppliers participating in this scheme' below
If you meet the conditions above you do not need to do anything now to get your rebate.
If you do not qualify automatically because you get the Savings Credit element of Pension Credit see "Can other people get a Warm Home Discount" below.
Can other people get a Warm Home Discount?
Energy suppliers may also give a £120 rebate to some other customers in vulnerable groups (called the broader group). Each electricity supplier has different eligibility criteria they will use to decide who may get the rebate. See 'Financial support from energy suppliers' to find out more.
Warm Home Discount Scheme deadline
Have you received a letter from the government about the Warm Home Discount Scheme? If so, call the helpline before 28 March 2012 to see if you can get the rebate for winter 2011/12