£130 scottish power rebate ALSO many others participate
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£130 scottish power rebate ALSO many others participate

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Found 20th Sep 2012
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Support for Vulnerable Customers

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.

Some customers will qualify automatically for a rebate and will receive a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions telling them this. Others can apply for the rebate if they meet certain eligibility criteria.

In the second year of the scheme commencing on 1st April 2012 the rebate will be £130. The £130 rebate is inclusive of VAT so it will show on your bill as £123.81 before VAT is applied.

Are you eligible for a Warm Home Discount rebate during 2012/13?

If you are a ScottishPower domestic customer on 21st July 2012 (the qualifying date) and either:
aged under 80 and receiving only the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (no Savings Credit)
or aged 80 or over and are receiving the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (even if you get Savings Credit as well)

You do not need to apply to receive the rebate as you will receive a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions during 2012 telling you that you qualify for the Warm Home Discount rebate and advising you what to do next.

Under the scheme electricity suppliers can offer the Warm Home Discount rebate to other households providing certain eligibility criteria is met.

If you are a ScottishPower domestic electricity customer and someone in your household meets the eligibility criteria that person can apply for the Warm Home Discount rebate. To qualify for the WHD you must receive at least one of the following benefits:

Income Support
Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance


OR, if the following statement applies you may also qualify

Your total gross household income is less than 16,190


In addition to the above you must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

Have a child who was under 5 on the 1st of April 2012 permanently living in the house (born on or after 1 April 2007)
Have a child entitled to free school meals
Receive Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit which includes a disability element or severe disability element, disabled child element or severely disabled child element or family element
Income Related Benefit which includes a disabled child premium, disability premium, severe disability premium or enhances disability premium
Income Related Benefit which includes a Carers Premium
Employment Support Allowance which includes a Work Related or Activity Component or Support Component
Receive Disability Living Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Attendance Allowance
Be aged 62 or over
Receives exemption from NHS prescription charges


If someone in your household meets the criteria above they can apply for a Warm Home Discount rebate by clicking the link below. If you want help completing the form please call 0800 027 2700 between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
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    Original Poster
    scottishpower.co.uk/sup…spx


    the deal link is taking me elsewhere ? so here is the link to scottish power
    Original Poster
    Atlantic, British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, Equipower, Equigas, Manweb, M&S Energy, npower, Sainsbury's Energy, Scottish Gas, Scottish Hydro, ScottishPower, Southern Electric, SSE, Swalec and Utility Warehouse.

    decc.gov.uk/en/…spx

    All the above also participate in the scheme
    Edited by: "Mandz27" 20th Sep 2012
    thanks will look into this
    Thanks for this, worth investigating.
    wasn't aware of this cheers op
    Is there a link for SSE or Southern Electric?
    I meet several of those criteria - but I hadn't heard of this and I've yet yet to hear from anyone about it. Other than here of course - thanks Mandz27 for the info.

    Wonder if I ever will? I hear of great deals for pensioners every day, but precious few ever seem to amount to more than vapourware.
    Original Poster
    I applied for it last year (friend told me about it) then i forgot about it until i went to top up my electric and noticed £130 credit that was about feb/march this year and then i got a reminder to re-apply this year a few days ago, so it does come through and certainly helps.
    Mandz27

    http://www.southern-electric.co.uk/HelpAndAdvice/ExtraHelp/PriorityPlan/



    Thanks for the link, found it on the application form.
    Edited by: "Flab09" 21st Sep 2012
    Darn, I missed the qualifying date by about a month after I joined SP. Maybe next year.

    I asked SSE about this quite some time ago and they told me that I did not qualify for their discount so their terms must be stricter than SP.
    Edited by: "HookedOnHotDeals" 22nd Sep 2012
    You need to look at the suppliers terms carefully as some have slightly different rules. I qualify under British Gas version of scheme but not Scottish Power so it may pay to switch supplier for a few people.
    All the electric companies do this. You have to ring them up as you don't get a letter getting told about it.

    You only get a letter if you got it last year...
    Does this work if you are on a pre payment meter?
    does this work if you are a hard-working upstanding citizen earening less than 30k per year, with 2 kids who`s school is always after handouts from families of pupils who dont receive free dinners, who pays a sh1t load of taxes in various guises and who no doubt is funding this scheme in one way or another
    thought not , nice for the people that qualify but surprise surprise it aint us !!!
    not voted as its a good post for those that "deserve" it
    i can confirm that EDF take part in it too.
    I helped my friend fill in a form to apply.
    [quote=southpaw]does this work if you are a hard-working upstanding citizen earening less than 30k per year etc etc/quote]

    the way i see it:
    The 'benefit' system is is for lower paid worker or unemployed BUT they get TOO MUCH.
    If a couple who both work and have children but find it impossible to pay the bill do they get help? YES but after jumping through hoops (filling out form DETAILING income and were it is spent).
    On the other hand if your on benefits you are ASSUMED to need a hand with EVERYTHING, which i think personally is wrong.
    I bought a cream once from several eBayer, ALL had prescription labels on (they were selling on unused items)
    I'm sure it would be cheaper for the NHS for them people not to request the items from the doctor.

    i have to say the rebate is VERY HELPFUL for those who are unemployed.
    I also received this last year thanks to this site (I had no idea this was running ) I had my pay ment in march but did not apply for it till January last day I could because I had not heard about it any where else I received severe disablement allowance if that helps anyone applying a big thank you to this site.
    Don't mind if my taxes / bills pay for this for the elderly / vulnerable / unemployed or the low paid but NOT for the lazy ar*ed gits that have never had a job and do not want a job so a partial heat from me
    I was comprehensively screwed over by Scottish Power a few years ago. I wouldn't touch them again with a barge-pole, whatever their offers.

    Having made the stupid mistake of working hard and paying taxes all my life, now I'm retired and disabled I have to pay for everything, while families who all retired as they left the school gates seem to get everything for nothing.
    I work for one of the 'big six' and most people will have received a letter from the DWP. It can take a while for all payments to be settled but usually "on your next bill after the letter for example" We credit the bill with it. Never hurts to ask.
    goretex

    Don't mind if my taxes / bills pay for this for the elderly / vulnerable … Don't mind if my taxes / bills pay for this for the elderly / vulnerable / unemployed or the low paid but NOT for the lazy ar*ed gits that have never had a job and do not want a job so a partial heat from me


    well said
    I dont think anyone needs to be commenting on whether or not people should be entitled to this. Didnt think this site was for that and its not for us to decide. we personally will not qualify for it but i say good luck if you do. It is very hard to afford to heat and light your house at the best of times and i think its good that people with low incomes are being looked after.
    I left scottish power a couple of weeks ago but was with them on the qualifying date, is it worth giving them a ring and mentioning this? Or should I ring my new suppliers and ask there?
    Cheers op, will onform my parents as they may qualify ..
    daz1969

    Does this work if you are on a pre payment meter?



    Yes works on pre payment meter, will just go on your key..
    HookedOnHotDeals

    Darn, I missed the qualifying date by about a month after I joined SP. … Darn, I missed the qualifying date by about a month after I joined SP. Maybe next year.I asked SSE about this quite some time ago and they told me that I did not qualify for their discount so their terms must be stricter than SP.



    Oh and you can still apply till December as that's when I applied last year.
    ty op for the post
    Why is this not published elsewhere, unless you type in "warm home discount" there is no mention of it. People will type in low income or benefits or words such as them, which doesn't bring up this rebate.

    It is bad when you have to search on places like here to find out what you could be entitled to, because the energy companies and the government aren,t willing to tell you.
    How many people will freeze in winter because they don't know they are entitled to an extra £130 towards their energy bill

    the site below gives other participating energy supliers if this will help anyone

    decc.gov.uk/en/…spx
    stevegtuk

    Why is this not published elsewhere, unless you type in "warm home … Why is this not published elsewhere, unless you type in "warm home discount" there is no mention of it. People will type in low income or benefits or words such as them, which doesn't bring up this rebate.It is bad when you have to search on places like here to find out what you could be entitled to, because the energy companies and the government aren,t willing to tell you.How many people will freeze in winter because they don't know they are entitled to an extra £130 towards their energy billthe site below gives other participating energy supliers if this will help anyonehttp://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/funding/whds/whd_broader/whd_broader.aspx




    Im a single parent and work 30 hours a week and still got it. It depends on your income. It isnt just given to people on benefit.
    I meet some of the criteria too have never had letter from DWP and very anoid that ive been missing out on this
    Just to raise awareness it appears that the scheme for winter 2014/2015 is now open so you can make a claim if you do not automatically qualify. I recommend early application.
    Wayfarer44

    I meet several of those criteria - but I hadn't heard of this and I've … I meet several of those criteria - but I hadn't heard of this and I've yet yet to hear from anyone about it. Other than here of course - thanks Mandz27 for the info.Wonder if I ever will? I hear of great deals for pensioners every day, but precious few ever seem to amount to more than vapourware.

    You can apply for it yourself so that you are not forgotten. The form should be with the co. that you
    are with for your electric if you can't find it give them a ring

    I don't believe that im still working at 65 and my husband worked till he was 72. Our daughter is with Scottish Power and was told because of her depression but mostly because she has 2 children one only 15 mths old she would be entitled to get help with her electric but now been told she probably missed the qualifying date. She didn't know anything about it last year and only found out this year because she was told not by the company but friends. All our family have worked all our lives and got nothing In return. Could you please advise why no one tells by vulnerable people about the help they could get and bless her when she can apply for it. She not a scrounger she just been told she can get milk tokens but we didn't know. Thanks hope b reply to this
    i am 63 years old and im on pension credit , i applied for it and i only recieved a rebate of just £12 , is this right ?
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