PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR WINTER 2016-2017 so even if you have had a payment earlier this year this will not stop you applying for this years payment. If eligible the £140 is credited to your electric … Read More
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR WINTER 2016-2017 so even if you have had a payment earlier this year this will not stop you applying for this years payment.
If eligible the £140 is credited to your electric account. What kind of heating you have does not affect eligibility.
Some companies are accepting online applications already this year others are still saying it closed as that refers to WINTER 2015-2916 so in those cases you may have to phone them to get registered early for the WINTER 2016-2017 discount.
Again limited government funds so its first come first served for those who qualify.
You qualify for the discount if on 10 July 2016 all of the following apply:
your electricity supplier was part of the scheme
your name (or your partner’s) was on the bill
you were getting the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (even if you get Savings Credit as well)
If you don’t qualify
You may be able to apply directly to your electricity supplier for help if you don’t get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit but:
you’re on a low income
you get certain means-tested benefits
Check with your supplier to see if you’re eligible and how to apply.
Heads up from hydro/sse.. Those who qualify or think they might qualify for the £140 from the Warm Home Discount Scheme can phone now to get registered to be automatically sent out the forms for when this years/winters scheme goes live..
However the forms will be not be able to be downloaded from their website until another month or so. if you try online now it will say it closed as has not been updated from last winter yet.
If a customer of hydro/see you can call customer services on 0345 026 2658.. edit SSE Application form now live at bottom of page
If you're not with hydro/sse you would need to approach your own provider to find out when they will be accepting applications. I will aim and add as many of the links/details of the other energy providers below too and will also provide the current hydro/sse link when it goes live.
EDITS>>>I will try edit in as many links as i can from the comments below save everyone looking for them .. most likely it will be in the evenings i have time to update.