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warm home discount scheme - Free £130 credit on electric account for people on low income or disabled. ** Update 12/11/12

mrfun1981mrfun1981

Only found out about the scheme yesterday. An after a 5min phone call to British gas who supply my electric iv been approved for the £130 credit & it will be applied by march.

There is a set of criteria that has to be meet to get the payment. An each electric company might make slight differences to the criteria.

The link will provide a bit more information about the scheme with link's to the electric companies taking part in the scheme & phone numbers that should be called to apply for the payment.

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/funding/whds/whd_broader/whd_broader.aspx

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    mrfun1981
    http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/funding/whds/whd_broader/whd_broader.aspx

    Hope some of you can make use of it :)

    Edited By: mrfun1981 on Jan 05, 2012 13:07: spelling mistake
    ilovepink
    uh oh,

    INB4 everything
    oddballjamie
    Anything free for average earners?
    moose109
    I gots it all wrong, again

    Edited By: moose109 on Jan 05, 2012 12:41: Stupid idiot on keyboard mistake
    mrfun1981
    oddballjamie
    Anything free for average earners?


    I do work part time hours & my pay is around £10,000 before tax. So depending on what you earn.

    moose109
    I can't remember where I read about it, but in most cases just switching to a cheaper tarrif works out better than these 'social' tarrifs.


    Not sure if you read the information on the link, but this is NOT a social tariff. Its a complete one off payment and had no connection to what ever tariff you are on. I double checked this my self as im on a fixed price tariff and didnt want it to mess that up
    ilovepink
    thanks to the OP, just spoke to my provider and they directed me to an online form
    mrfun1981
    Another link, with information

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Pensionsandretirementplanning/Benefits/BenefitsInRetirement/DG_185940?CID=PRP&PLA=url_mon&CRE=warm_home

    People on pension credit with the "Guarantee Credit element" will get this payment automatically as they dont need to apply for it
    ilovepink
    OP thanks again i have just posted this on carers uk aswell
    muckypup
    Thank you mrfun :)

    I never knew about this and it looks like I may be eligible.
    TUSSFC
    With scottish power you need to be on Jobseekers AND have a kid under 5 (or any age disabled). Pretty specific criteria.

    No issue with people on carers allowance, etc, getting help. And the elderly. But those on Jobseekers? Nah, shouldn't happen IMO.
    splatsplatsplat
    its not really for people on "low incomes" as it doesnt help people who work on low incomes. and before I get backlashes, I KNOW how much you get as I was on benefits, and its a damn site more than what im getting now!
    godfatherman
    ilovepink
    thanks to the OP, just spoke to my provider and they directed me to an online form


    Can you post a link to the online form please to save having to call e.t.c?
    mrfun1981
    Im glad some people have found this useful & should be able to get the payment.

    People can have there views if the payment is right or wrong. An im not going to get involved in that debate.

    I just posted to try & help some people that might need that bit of a extra help while being on a low inome.
    mrfun1981
    godfatherman
    ilovepink
    thanks to the OP, just spoke to my provider and they directed me to an online form


    Can you post a link to the online form please to save having to call e.t.c?


    Each electric company, will have there own method for you to apply. So you will have to call up but trust me its only a 5 minute phone call


    Edited By: mrfun1981 on Jan 05, 2012 13:00
    harlzter
    Great, yet another handout for those on benefits.............












    OH wait that would include me.
    dontasciime
    deb8z
    moose109
    I can't remember where I read about it, but in most cases just switching to a cheaper tarrif works out better than these 'social' tarrifs.


    Just having a read,it seems to be a rebate,not changing tarrifs etc



    Do you mean from essentials tariff to the warm home scheme or just in general ?
    splatsplatsplat
    deb8z
    splatsplatsplat
    its not really for people on "low incomes" as it doesnt help people who work on low incomes. and before I get backlashes, I KNOW how much you get as I was on benefits, and its a damn site more than what im getting now!


    JSA is more than you get working :|


    its not just that tho is it

    rent=free
    council tax=free
    school meals= free
    moose109
    I know I got it wrong earlier and I'm sorry.

    I notice you can't get the rebate if you are on contributions based JSA or ESA, the difference between contributions and income related is contributions based means you put something into the National Insurance pot.
    ukmonkey
    Just thought i would say thanks for posting the info.

    Worked for my mum and would not have known if not for you.

    For any one else just give your energy company a quick ring. Only takes 5mins and British gas were keen to help.
    mrfun1981
    Posted this before. Just a little bump for anyone that might find it useful this time around! Plus the amount you can receive has gone up from £120 to £130

    Edited By: mrfun1981 on Nov 12, 2012 17:13: spelling

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