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How To Get The Warm Home Discount [2022]

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How To Get The Warm Home Discount [2022]

The Warm Home Discount Scheme  is a government grant scheme that will  save you £140 off your energy bills during the cold winter months.

With fuel prices increasing by up to 50% this year, this will be very welcome.

This blog is to inform who is eligible for this discount and how you apply.

How To Apply For Warm Home Discount

Warm Home Discount Helpline  freephone number, Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm.

0800 731 0214


Contact Warm Home Discount Team by post

If you prefer to get in touch by post, you can write to:

Warm Home Discount
Blue Zone, Ground Floor Phase 1
Peel Park
Brunel Way

Please note that if you are living in a mobile or park home, there is a separate application process.


What Other Schemes Can I Apply For?

Eco 3 Scheme

  • Since 2013, the Energy Company Obligation aims to reduce carbon emissions and help households lower their heating costs.
  • The scheme obligates larger energy suppliers to deliver measures to help make homes more energy efficient.
  • This is done with free heating & insulation upgrades.
  • Take a look at all grants below


What is The Warm Home Discount?

The Warm Home Discount is a government scheme introduced in 2011  to help tackle fuel poverty and provide people with the financial help  needed to stay warm during the winter months

£140 is available to those that meet the criteria.

This one-off payment of £140 is just one of a number of schemes that can offer financial help during the colder months.


Is This Scheme The Same As The British Gas Warm Home Discount ?


Yes.  British Gas is a major player in the market and was the first to offer this payment.

Other energy companies have now followed suit and are too offering this payment to their customers.


How Much is The Warm Home Discount?

The  Warm Home Discount will be £140 for 2021/2022.

This discount scheme is both for households with standard credit meters and with pay-as-you-go or prepayment meters, and will be applied directly to your account by the end of March 2022.

If you have a prepayment meter, your supplier will be able to inform you of your eligibility.

The only difference is that your discount will most likely come in voucher form to top up your account.


Who Qualifies For  The Warm Home Discount?

Each supplier has their own set of qualifying criteria and a limited number of discounts they will pay out.

Those eligible for the Warm Home Discount fall into one of two groups:

  • Core Group: 
  • For those on the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit, who receive the Warm Home Discount automatically, as long as this also applied to them on 4 July 2021.
  • Broader Group: Other energy consumers on low income or means-tested benefits can apply too.

Broader group customers must apply on a yearly basis.

Will I Still Receive Warm Home Discount if I Switch Energy Suppliers?

Not all companies offer this scheme.

Good idea to check this when moving home or switching energy providers.


Cold Weather Payment

The Cold Weather Payment is a winter fuel allowance granted by the government to those who meet the qualifying criteria.

If you’re eligible, you could be due a payment of £25 every time the average temperature in your area hits zero degrees celsius or below, for seven or more consecutive days between 1st November and 31st March.

Winter Fuel Payment.

The Winter Fuel Payment was introduced in 1997 and is an annual tax-free heating allowance of between £100 and £300 made to those over pensionable age who may require assistance with their heating costs during the winter.

The winter fuel allowance is not means-tested, which means you can still qualify if you’re working or claiming benefits.

The payment  is usually credited to your electricity bill by your supplier, or you will receive a voucher to redeem if you’re a pay-as-you-go customer.

The Warm Home Discount  payment may be able to split the credit between electricity and gas.



Do All  Suppliers Offer The Warm Home Discount?

Not all companies are obliged to offer this scheme.

Medium and larger energy suppliers with over 150,000 customers have a legal obligation to participate in the Warm Home Discount scheme.

You may also be able to receive the discount on your gas costs if you are a dual fuel customer.


Below is a list of the companies that are currently part of the scheme.


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