£140 towards your heating bills this winter??
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£140 towards your heating bills this winter??

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Found 22nd Aug 2014
For winter 2014 to 2015, you could get a £140 discount on your electricity bill.

The money isn’t paid to you, it’s a one-off discount on your electricity bill, usually between October and March.

Pre-pay or pay as you go meters

You can also qualify for the discount if you use a pre-pay or pay as you go electricity meters.

Your electricity supplier can tell you how you’ll get the discount if you’re eligible. For example, a voucher you can use to top up your meter.

All eligibility criteria is on the link above, some energy providers use their own discretion so always ring up and check if you are eligible. Most are if you are on certain benefits, elderly, with children under 5 or if you are working and on a low income

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Good find anything that helps the needy heat added !

this was posted a while ago i think, complete with pre-requisite whinging about the government, benefits and the like.

good deal though .. heat added, literally and figuratively ..

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HankHandsome

this was posted a while ago i think, complete with pre-requisite whinging … this was posted a while ago i think, complete with pre-requisite whinging about the government, benefits and the like.good deal though .. heat added, literally and figuratively ..



I did see it was posted a good few months ago, but that would have classed as 2013-2014 year, this is for 2014-2015 and if it helps one family or one elderly person then it's all worth it! :-)

iolaxx

I did see it was posted a good few months ago, but that would have … I did see it was posted a good few months ago, but that would have classed as 2013-2014 year, this is for 2014-2015 and if it helps one family or one elderly person then it's all worth it! :-)



Well bizarrely enough, it actually helped me. I rang up to get my mum sorted out with the deal and just randomly asked them if i qualified and they said i did !

Not with all energy suppliers such as Ovo Energy!

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pablobanez

Not with all energy suppliers such as Ovo Energy!



ah that's poop!

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HankHandsome

Well bizarrely enough, it actually helped me. I rang up to get my mum … Well bizarrely enough, it actually helped me. I rang up to get my mum sorted out with the deal and just randomly asked them if i qualified and they said i did !



that's fab, like I said its always worth ringing these people, the worse they can say is no!

Thanks,,

this is great thank you, i was working this time last year, but have since left to become a full time carer for my hubby, and I now qualify. I wouldnt have known about this without this post so thank you very much

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Teepeezee

this is great thank you, i was working this time last year, but have … this is great thank you, i was working this time last year, but have since left to become a full time carer for my hubby, and I now qualify. I wouldnt have known about this without this post so thank you very much



fab glad it helps you :-)

Good for sharing. Thanks

Done this last year Via the link to BG but they said I did not qualify when I phoned them back in January to see if I do qualify because I had not heard anything from them.
but this year (July) I rang them up and I do qualify this year, yet nothing had changed in my circumstances
so best bet is to phone them up

I'm the one who posted it originally, back in May. I had just received my payment for the previous year (up to April) and I immediately applied for this year (2014-2015). If you are eligible, your supplier will receive the money from the government and then take that money off your spring bill (between Feb and April usually). If you are on prepay, they give you a voucher which you can redeem wherever you normally top up the meter. The money is credited to your electricity account.

NPower won't qualify you if you are on Child Tax Credit and earn under the threashold! But will if you are on ESA or JSA Or IS

Thanks for posting. I appear to be eligible so have applied.

do we phone the energy supplier or the warm home discount department please

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brudenell551

do we phone the energy supplier or the warm home discount department … do we phone the energy supplier or the warm home discount department please



ring your energy supplier they will put you through to the right people, some energy providers even have the form on their website you just fill in online x

Hope it isnt too cold this winter!

Still August & have had to switch on the central heating, brrrrrr

Banned

Cold. Increases my bills to subsidise this.

would love this after just having a baby need all the extra heat and money we can get

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josiecookx

I have an economy 7, but pay monthly when i enter meter readings. Does … I have an economy 7, but pay monthly when i enter meter readings. Does this count?



I have no idea to be honest, x

crankev

Cold. Increases my bills to subsidise this.



not true.

The warm home discount will run for one more year, so it's valid between this winter (oct to march) and same again next winter. There are usually two groups, core group and broader group, the Dwp will automatically write to you and link data with ur energy provider as at July 2014 if you fall under the core group. Broader group refers to people that have to apply through Thier energy provider, further details can be obtained by speaking to your provider. All based on personal circumstances and your income and benefits status- if you recieve the benefits your name must be on the electricity bill with your provider otherwise you will not recieve the payment. Hope this helps

This will help my mum out, thank you.

supermomma123

NPower won't qualify you if you are on Child Tax Credit and earn under … NPower won't qualify you if you are on Child Tax Credit and earn under the threashold! But will if you are on ESA or JSA Or IS



That is not what their website says - npower.com/spr…nt/

The OP's post has a link to each company website, so you can check the criteria for yours.

could I get one even if I have had one in the past year?

Yay - just found out that although my parents-in-law don't qualify automatically as the "core group", they are still eligible via EON if they apply. This will come in very useful for them - thanks

The government and energy suppliers are running a scheme to help households in England, Scotland and Wales who need it most to get a rebate from their electricity bill.

Well people that are cold need it most. So if you don't work you get a free boiler, free insulation and now free electric. But if you work you don't get a free boiler or free insulation so you are one "who need it most" and are not elegable!

Hot for disabled people, OAPs (who have put in hard graft all their life).
Cold for the lazy sods that now have subsidised electric to sit on their backsides and play Xbox all day.

So on that basis not voting.

Rant over.

PS I'm sat in bed as its cold and Im not entitled to free electric.

Padgey1985

could I get one even if I have had one in the past year?



Yes. We apply every year for it.

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GAVINLEWISHUKD

The government and energy suppliers are running a scheme to help … The government and energy suppliers are running a scheme to help households in England, Scotland and Wales who need it most to get a rebate from their electricity bill.Well people that are cold need it most. So if you don't work you get a free boiler, free insulation and now free electric. But if you work you don't get a free boiler or free insulation so you are one "who need it most" and are not elegable!Hot for disabled people, OAPs (who have put in hard graft all their life).Cold for the lazy sods that now have subsidised electric to sit on their backsides and play Xbox all day.So on that basis not voting.Rant over. :)PS I'm sat in bed as its cold and Im not entitled to free electric.



and what about those who do work and still qualify lol because many do!

iolaxx

and what about those who do work and still qualify lol because many do!



Normal workers don't qualify. Even if you are a low earner you still have to have other benefits to qualify.

GAVINLEWISHUKD

The government and energy suppliers are running a scheme to help … The government and energy suppliers are running a scheme to help households in England, Scotland and Wales who need it most to get a rebate from their electricity bill.Well people that are cold need it most. So if you don't work you get a free boiler, free insulation and now free electric. But if you work you don't get a free boiler or free insulation so you are one "who need it most" and are not elegable!Hot for disabled people, OAPs (who have put in hard graft all their life).Cold for the lazy sods that now have subsidised electric to sit on their backsides and play Xbox all day.So on that basis not voting.Rant over. :)PS I'm sat in bed as its cold and Im not entitled to free electric.


My thoughts exactly!

Is a good scheme paid once a year. Oh and in case you're worried about shopping around after your energy company has said you're eligible for the WHD don't worry as they still have to honour it if you move companies afterwards. I work for uSwitch and the misconception is that a) this is from your energy company when it's not it's actually from the government and b) once you've been told you're eligible to have to stay with that energy company till you've actually received the £140 towards your electricity so please still shop around for the best deals for you

Heres a list of the energy companies in the scheme

Atlantic
British Gas
EDF Energy
E.ON
Equipower (Ebico)
Equigas (Ebico)
First Utility
Manweb - see ScottishPower
M&S Energy
npower
Sainsbury’s Energy
Scottish Gas - see British Gas
Scottish Hydro
ScottishPower
Southern Electric
SSE
SWALEC
Utility Warehouse

skykid3

Hope it isnt too cold this winter!Still August & have had to switch on … Hope it isnt too cold this winter!Still August & have had to switch on the central heating, brrrrrr



It's roasting down in Devon... I'm still wearing shorts & flip flops...

pablobanez

Not with all energy suppliers such as Ovo Energy!



Ovo aren't your typical supplier though, you have to pay up front for one...

emski2005

Heres a list of the energy companies in the schemeAtlanticBritish GasEDF … Heres a list of the energy companies in the schemeAtlanticBritish GasEDF EnergyE.ONEquipower (Ebico)Equigas (Ebico)First UtilityManweb - see ScottishPowerM&S EnergynpowerSainsbury’s EnergyScottish Gas - see British GasScottish HydroScottishPowerSouthern ElectricSSESWALECUtility Warehouse


THANKYOU VERY MUCH FOR THE LIST!!!!!

worth a go! hot from me thanks

I claimed it for the first time last year. I believe that was the second year of the scheme but as it is not widely advertised, I only found out last year when I started using a computer. Scottish Power were very slow in applying it to my account and after querying it throughout April, it mysteriously appeared on my account dated March as if it had been there all the time! I am with First Utility now so I will see how I fare with them.

Just applied, didn't know anything about it, thank you

josiecookx

What a dumb comment, un-educated. Won't go into to much detail, but me … What a dumb comment, un-educated. Won't go into to much detail, but me and my partner both work. He's self-employed, I work part time. We get a little Tax Credits. Trying to make sure our 1 y/o is warm enough through this winter is my priority. I wouldn't call it 'free electricity' these companies rip us off left, right and centre. If I'm eligible to claim, I sure as hell am going to try!!



Well it is free as you are not paying for it? I dont get it any cheaper. I just get ripped off more.

As you said you get tax credits. You are entitled. Claim it if you can.

The point is I cant claim and more importantly people on low wages (who are needy, ie cant afford to put the heating on) are not entitled.
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