Warm Home Discount Scheme

    Updated: Dec 18, 2019

    You could get £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2019 to 2020 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

    The money is not paid to you - it’s a one-off discount on your electricity bill, between September and March.

    You may be able to get the discount on your gas bill instead if your supplier provides you with both gas and electricity. Contact your supplier to find out.

    The discount will not affect your Cold Weather Payment or Winter Fuel Payment.


    There are 2 ways to qualify for the Warm Home Discount Scheme:

    • you get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit - known as the ‘core group’

    • you’re on a low income and meet your energy supplier’s criteria for the scheme - known as the ‘broader group’

    How you apply for the Warm Home Discount Scheme depends on how you qualify for the discount.

    More information on the scheme and how to apply is available on the

    .gov.uk website

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