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Warm Home Discount £130 credit on Electricity bill

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Have you checked your eligibility for the warm home discount scheme. This years payment is £130 and will be credit straight to your electricity bill or sent in vouchers if you have a pre pay meter. This payment is on top of pensioner and cold weather payments. Cant this posted elsewhere on here so hope it isnt a duplicate post. Payments will be made before 31st March 2013 (in my experience it was much earlier than that i received it last year in December) Availability is limited so get calling.

"""The Warm Home Discount is a programme of support aimed at households who are living in, or are at risk of, fuel poverty. The scheme was introduced by Government on 1st April 2011 and will run for 4 years. Electricity suppliers will deliver the scheme and will primarily help qualifying customers by providing rebates on electricity accounts to help when bills may be higher over the winter period

Broader Group
customers are eligible for the Broader Group Warm Home Discount if they are in receipt of any of the following:
Income Support
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Who also have any of following:
Child Tax Credit
a disability premium, enhanced disability premium or sever disability premium
Disability Living Allowance (For an adult or child within the household)
Long term Incapacity Benefit
In addition if anyone has Child Tax Credit that includes a disability or severe disability element, a child under five living with them, or a disabled child premium – However it is likely they are also already in receipt of Child Tax Credit.

Core Group
customers are eligible for the Core Group Warm Home Discount if on 21 July 2012 (the qualifying date) you are either:
aged under 80 and receiving only the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (no Savings Credit)
aged 80 or over and are receiving the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit, (even if you get Savings Credit as well)
If you are eligible for the Core Group Warm Home Discount the Department for Work and Pensions will contact you directly over the winter of 2012/13."""

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Top Comments (4)

    WomenBedYear
    good for people who dont work, once again giving stuff away to people who don't contribute. Takes the mickey out modern day society!!
    amylouj
    I have to say, the attitude here of some people has taken the festive cheer away from me :( I am a young person who have found themselves registered disabled and not capable of work, genuinely. I can barely make journeys by myself anywhere without help. It's frustrating that a lot of people automatically group people on benefits as 'non contributing' and 'scroungers' [scroungers not being mentioned here, but it's only a matter of time]. Each person has their own personal circumstances, yes some people do abuse the benefits system, but don't lump everyone into that category. This money for my electric will help me a lot, with energy bills rising, I can barely afford to have my heating on as it is. I can't help not being able to work. I would love nothing more than to get up tomorrow and walk into a job but I can't. I don't go on holidays, I don't have fortunes to spend on christmas, and I certainly don't have the money to go out and buy designer labels [as the woman in the daily mail said she could yesterday.] I understand that those who work may have a problem with majority people on benefits recieveing this credit onto their bill, for for people like me, it does genuinely help, and makes a difference between a christmas spent freezing and a christmas where I can at least be in the warmth and spend it with my loved ones. Sorry if anyone takes offence to this, it just genuinely upsets me that people lump all those on benefits into one group, rather than realising that a lot of people have personal circumstances that mean they are in genuine need of help.
    Johnlenham
    erm I think letting people potentially freeze to death during winter because they are unemployed would be far worse of modern society surely? Idiots.
    damster
    WomenBedYear
    good for people who dont work, once again giving stuff away to people who don't contribute. Takes the mickey out modern day society!!


    Actually if you think long and hard about this one peeps, you will find its been targeted to people who are the most vulnerable in our society. For whom this extra money is really the difference between freezing, thus making their conditions worse or even in some cases cause their deaths. This isn't about "scroungers" as so many wrongly put it but this money can save lives. Or would people begrudge this, those who do need to find their moral compass.

    WBY I would like you to take this in, people who are paid benefits of whatever kind pay taxes. What is VAT, its added to everything people purchase, so for the argument that people dont contribute is a myth of epic proportions. Without certain benefits being paid other areas of commerce would not exist and the knock on effects it creates would be harmful to the UK economy. Also people on benefits still have to pay exactly the same bills working people do. Living on benefits isn't a lifestyle choice either.

    What I would say is be careful when applying for this scheme some people have been removed from the cheap tariffs thus whipping out any potential saving.



    Edited By: damster on Dec 12, 2012 13:12

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    PurpleLassie
    My mum got this, it'll be a big help for her.
    borofan47
    Is it just for pensioners, or people on benefits; particularly ESA and DLA? My partner and I receive both these benefits, and the only extra Christmas money we're entitled to is a £10 Christmas bonus, AFAIK.
    borofan47
    I've checked, and we aren't entitled, as neither of us are old enough, nor do we receive any of the benefits mentioned, apart from the 2 benefits listed above.
    jackie1969uk
    Borofan47 if you have Income Based ESA then you are entitled to it

    """""""""Broader Group
    customers are eligible for the Broader Group Warm Home Discount if they are in receipt of any of the following:

    Income Support
    Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
    Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
    Who also have any of following:

    Child Tax Credit
    a disability premium, enhanced disability premium or sever disability premium
    Disability Living Allowance (For an adult or child within the household)
    Long term Incapacity Benefit
    In addition if anyone has Child Tax Credit that includes a disability or severe disability element, a child under five living with them, or a disabled child premium – However it is likely they are also already in receipt of Child Tax Credit""""""""""""
    rallypoint
    thanks for post the info.
    nivagni
    Typical - not available to people in Northern Ireland
    summerof0763
    put in for this but so far not heard back
    borofan47
    jackie1969uk
    Borofan47 if you have Income Based ESA then you are entitled to it

    """""""""Broader Group
    customers are eligible for the Broader Group Warm Home Discount if they are in receipt of any of the following:

    Income Support
    Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
    Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
    Who also have any of following:

    Child Tax Credit
    a disability premium, enhanced disability premium or sever disability premium
    Disability Living Allowance (For an adult or child within the household)
    Long term Incapacity Benefit
    In addition if anyone has Child Tax Credit that includes a disability or severe disability element, a child under five living with them, or a disabled child premium – However it is likely they are also already in receipt of Child Tax Credit""""""""""""


    That's how I read it at first, but I have to be in receipt of one benefit from the top section or two from the bottom sections. We are in receipt of income based jsa, but not in receipt of anything from list 3, so we fall outside of the criteria. I will contact EON, my supplier, to get confirmation of any entitlement, but my gut feeling is that we don't meet the criteria.
    ashopaholic123
    I was told last year that my mother wasn't entitled to it by warmfront as she was in receipt of £2.38 pension saving element! I applied direct with British Gas as they do something similar it 6 - 8 weeks proof of her pension details and she got it. British Gas sent form out again this year took same amount of time and didn't need to provide proof this year, got it again. Worth contacting them even if you get told by warmfront your not entitled.
    siren13577
    Just so people know, if you're with British Gas, you won't get this credit until February/March 2013. I applied with British Gas and got it, thankfully. I was told it would go on my electricity meter so I could concentrate on my gas bill. I'm not sure about the other providers.


    Thanks to the OP for posting this.
    zerowing
    good for people that can get it.

    not:( elligible.
    WomenBedYear
    good for people who dont work, once again giving stuff away to people who don't contribute. Takes the mickey out modern day society!!
    kylemj
    WomenBedYear
    good for people who dont work, once again giving stuff away to people who don't contribute. Takes the mickey out modern day society!!


    +1
    Johnlenham
    erm I think letting people potentially freeze to death during winter because they are unemployed would be far worse of modern society surely? Idiots.
    dan44762000
    Type your comment here...WomenBedYear37 minutes ago2 Likes #12
    good for people who dont work, once again giving stuff away to people who don't contribute. Takes the mickey out modern day society!! - what/ who would you aim you illinformed nonsense too/about if you could spout it toward the unemployed or disabled . get off your high horse ffs
    WomenBedYear
    Unemployed, how about helping the people who actually give back. The more you give to people who don't do anything, the more they expect and idiots like yourselves are more than happy to see good money go to people who cannot be bothered to go out and look for a job!!! go ahead, the benefits system always works in the favour who people who nothing!
    damster
    WomenBedYear
    good for people who dont work, once again giving stuff away to people who don't contribute. Takes the mickey out modern day society!!


    Actually if you think long and hard about this one peeps, you will find its been targeted to people who are the most vulnerable in our society. For whom this extra money is really the difference between freezing, thus making their conditions worse or even in some cases cause their deaths. This isn't about "scroungers" as so many wrongly put it but this money can save lives. Or would people begrudge this, those who do need to find their moral compass.

    WBY I would like you to take this in, people who are paid benefits of whatever kind pay taxes. What is VAT, its added to everything people purchase, so for the argument that people dont contribute is a myth of epic proportions. Without certain benefits being paid other areas of commerce would not exist and the knock on effects it creates would be harmful to the UK economy. Also people on benefits still have to pay exactly the same bills working people do. Living on benefits isn't a lifestyle choice either.

    What I would say is be careful when applying for this scheme some people have been removed from the cheap tariffs thus whipping out any potential saving.



    Edited By: damster on Dec 12, 2012 13:12
    mrsj2008
    .... climbing onto my soapbox....


    We should be more like the Americans in their principles regarding benefits e.g., they take any job they can and work, work, work.

    Benefits should be a last resort and only for those who genuinely need it.
    TomWantsRezz
    Yeah without people on benefits the UK White lightning and Special Brew economy would plummet!

    Couldn't help myself :P
    raevans80
    Thank you so much for this, I never realised I qualified for it as I thought it was only for pensioners. This will make a massive difference to me and my family. Heat added, no pun intended (_;)

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