Keeping your home cozy in winter can get expensive but you may qualify for a helping hand from the Warm Home Discount.
The scheme offers eligible households a £140 discount on winter energy bills.
Here we explain how the scheme works, who is eligible to apply and other schemes that could help you save money by cutting the cost of energy this winter.
What is the Warm Home Discount?
The Warm Home Discount is a government scheme that gives customers extra help if they struggle to afford their winter energy bills.
The scheme is regulated by Ofgem and, if you’re eligible, you’ll get a discount of £140 on your energy bill.
- Find out more: government energy grants for your home
Who is eligible for the Warm Home Discount?
There are two groups of people who are eligible for the Warm Home Discount: the ‘Core’ group and the ‘Broader’ group.
‘Core’ group: The Core group is made up of customers who receive the Guarantee Credit element of pension credit.
‘Broader’ group: Customers who are on low income or qualify for certain means-tested benefits may qualify for the Broader group. Each energy supplier has its own eligibility criteria for this, which are approved by the regulator Ofgem.
- Find out more: 10 ways to save on energy bills
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