15% off EDF Energy for People on Income Support ETC
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15% off EDF Energy for People on Income Support ETC

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Found 18th Nov 2009Made hot 18th Nov 2009
EDF won't advertise this but if you are receiving benifits such as Income Support you are entitled to receive a 15% discount on your EDF energy bill.

I just phoned up ( on 0800 0962270 ) and said I look after a disabled person, is he entitled to any discount on his bill as he has low income. They took his national insurance number and date of birth from me and his tarriff was changed immediatly with a nice 15% discount.

72 Comments

Hot for the people that need it.

is it only edf who do this?

Original Poster

I never even thought of the negative side when I posetd this... doh!

jack_bauer;6929620

I never even thought of the negative side when I posetd this... doh!



Fair Play mate - you have a valid reason for doing this but not all people are as honest. Rep left to you for all the right reasons!

its a total shame that people can ''abuse'' things like this, and the genuine people then feel awful for being entitled, imo its a hot deal for GENUINE peeps!

I bed it's for the elderly and disabled only. Most energy companies have a special tarrif for the disabled over 50's.

Original Poster

pet2000;6929685

I bed it's for the elderly and disabled only. Most energy companies have … I bed it's for the elderly and disabled only. Most energy companies have a special tarrif for disabled over 50's.



It really isn't - I looked into it more you can also get it if you get tax credits or if your classed as "fuel poor" which means 15% of your income goes towards your energy bills.

hocka;6929618

is it only edf who do this?



I am with Southern electric for elec and gas and i get a 20% discount, you get a cheque sent out every 3 months for each qualifying period. With southern you are tied into a 2 year deal with it and you have to do an over the phone questionaire for eligibility that and they must be able to see you spend more than 10% of your income on fuel. I got it as my husband is disabled and we have to have the heating on more than general joe public.

Again hot for people who need it.

hocka;6929618

is it only edf who do this?



Good question...anyone know?

I'm a pensioner and with edf and have been for a few years now, and this is news to me, so as far as I know all pensioners don't get this discount.

This offer only means EDF are charging what they should be to everyone and not just a small group. Voted cold as fuel prices are way way way too high.

is there a link on EDFs website , where its says you can get discounts in on working tax credits. Thanks and heat added.

voted hot

J4GG4;6929613

Hot for the people that need it.

damnstudents;6929632

Fair Play mate - you have a valid reason for doing this but not all … Fair Play mate - you have a valid reason for doing this but not all people are as honest. Rep left to you for all the right reasons!



same from me too OP:thumbsup:

There are a lot of people who genuinely need this and deserve it - there are also a lot who don't - but this is hot for the first group mentioned. Fair play to EDF.

thanks my OH is disbaled and i am his carer so will look into it, so when its cold we have to have the heating in more than others do you know whether this includes pre payment meters?

i am saddened by the reaction by members when something like this is posted, not all of us on benefits want to be on them, we on them because we have no choice please think before you speak as it comes across as very self righteous, some of you are very lucky to go out to work everyday and earn a good wage

Original Poster

ilovepink;6929887

thanks my OH is disbaled and i am his carer so will look into it, so when … thanks my OH is disbaled and i am his carer so will look into it, so when its cold we have to have the heating in more than others do you know whether this includes pre payment meters?i am saddened by the reaction by members when something like this is posted, not all of us on benefits want to be on them, we on them because we have no choice please think before you speak as it comes across as very self righteous, some of you are very lucky to go out to work everyday and earn a good wage



Thank you !! I do understand why some people want to vote cold and are annoyed that people who do abuse the system are being rewarded - however, for people who are claiming for the right reasons this deal is incredibly helpful as money is always tight for those who cannot live the life they wish they could, and the discount will be for life.

I don't know if this works with pre-payment meters sorry.

ilovepink;6929887

thanks my OH is disbaled and i am his carer so will look into it, so when … thanks my OH is disbaled and i am his carer so will look into it, so when its cold we have to have the heating in more than others do you know whether this includes pre payment meters?i am saddened by the reaction by members when something like this is posted, not all of us on benefits want to be on them, we on them because we have no choice please think before you speak as it comes across as very self righteous, some of you are very lucky to go out to work everyday and earn a good wage



I am on prepayment meters but like previously stated i am with southern electric. I believe from information i receieved if you are on meters you get a cheque back every 3 months (sometimes needs a phone call reminder) or standard payments get a change on the meter to reflect the reduction. I personally find the cheque back system better as you feel like you are getting something back. HTH.

MANY THANKS to op - Just rang them and got the discount for my 84 year old father - as op said - just a couple of questions and its done. !

Go Jets;6930003

Do people on Benefits think its right that they pay the same for, petrol, … Do people on Benefits think its right that they pay the same for, petrol, bread, cheese, petrol etc etc?? because I do so why should some be entilted to cheaper energy bills?Pensioners get the Cold Weather payment and I have no problem with that but this is...well....crazy!



well seeing as i save the taxpayer so much money every year by caring for my OH myself then yes i think i do deserve something back, i get just over £53 a week and i have to care for my OH for more than 30 something hours a week to be able to claim carers allowance im sure working full time you earn a lot more than £53 a week!!!!!

please engage brain before typing, thanks

So is this checked or can you just ring up and give your NI number for a discount...
what's the worse that will happen - you have to pay it back?

Think I will ring and get my discount then.

DAMNOME;6930112

So is this checked or can you just ring up and give your NI number for a … So is this checked or can you just ring up and give your NI number for a discount...what's the worse that will happen - you have to pay it back?Think I will ring and get my discount then.



they will know from your NI no if you are receiving the correct benefits so wont work, i lol'ed at your post trying to con them to get the discount and all the people moaning on here about those who will be genuine claims:roll:

Can this be done online at all ?.

Currently with Scottish Power but 15% saving would be great and would help more. Having arthritis in this weather is not fun. Need the heating on loads to help the joints. Having these crappy storage heaters costs a small fortune just to get past seeing my breath in the air at times.

May have to do another electric shop around and find the best deal. Be it a benefits, online or quidco savings.

teraomi;6930191

Can this be done online at all ?. Currently with Scottish Power but 15% … Can this be done online at all ?. Currently with Scottish Power but 15% saving would be great and would help more. Having arthritis in this weather is not fun. Need the heating on loads to help the joints. Having these crappy storage heaters costs a small fortune just to get past seeing my breath in the air at times. May have to do another electric shop around and find the best deal. Be it a benefits, online or quidco savings.


Teraomi, I get my own little 'discount' by switching to whatever company is giving the highest cashback - which is usually the lowest price for the gas/electricity as well, because they seem to do high cashback promos to promote the new tariffs - and for the past 5 years have switched at least twice a year, netting £100-£200. Not bad for a few minutes work reading a meter and filling in a new direct debit! Definitely worth a go - TCB have Scottish Power at £100 cashback at the moment, there are bound to be others.

Most of you guys are forgetting most people dont WANT to be on benefits. Most people want to work and its not there fault there are no jobs available these days.

YOU ALL WERE JOBLESS AT 1 POINT.

so why shoudl they pay the same ammount as us working people pay??? makes sense to me. would you rather they didnt give the 15% but we get taxed even more to make up for it??????????

from the site Q&As
I’ve heard that a new tariff has been introduced to help customers on low income. Can you confirm if I qualify?

We have introduced a new tariff called Energy Assist. To qualify you need to be in receipt of Income Support, Pension Credit, or spend more than 10% of your total net household income on your annual fuel bills.

Energy Assist Social Tariff
Energy Assist is a social tariff for households experiencing fuel poverty. It’s an innovative response to this challenge and offers a discount on our current standard tariff prices.

In 2006, EDF Energy took steps to protect vulnerable customers with the launch of our social tariff. We’re committed to offering a social tariff until at least 2012. As a further demonstration of support, we re-launched Energy Assist in May 2009.

Key benefits of Energy Assist:

• a discount off standard gas and electricity prices
• free energy efficiency advice
• free or discounted energy efficiency measures
• free benefits entitlement check


To find out more about our Energy Assist tariff please call 0800 269 450†.

ilovepink;6930074

well seeing as i save the taxpayer so much money every year by caring for … well seeing as i save the taxpayer so much money every year by caring for my OH myself then yes i think i do deserve something back, i get just over £53 a week and i have to care for my OH for more than 30 something hours a week to be able to claim carers allowance im sure working full time you earn a lot more than £53 a week!!!!!please engage brain before typing, thanks



The answer is to get all the benefits you're entitled to and NOT pay less for the same neccessities we ALL NEED!

J4GG4;6930370

Most of you guys are forgetting most people dont WANT to be on benefits. … Most of you guys are forgetting most people dont WANT to be on benefits. Most people want to work and its not there fault there are no jobs available these days.YOU ALL WERE JOBLESS AT 1 POINT.so why shoudl they pay the same ammount as us working people pay??? makes sense to me. would you rather they didnt give the 15% but we get taxed even more to make up for it??????????



thanks:thumbsup:

ilovepink;6929887

thanks my OH is disbaled and i am his carer so will look into it, so when … thanks my OH is disbaled and i am his carer so will look into it, so when its cold we have to have the heating in more than others do you know whether this includes pre payment meters?i am saddened by the reaction by members when something like this is posted, not all of us on benefits want to be on them, we on them because we have no choice please think before you speak as it comes across as very self righteous, some of you are very lucky to go out to work everyday and earn a good wage



I am glad that someone said something! I have worked my whole life until two years ago when I had my Daughter and due to awful bad lack, became incredibly ill and am now disabled and am unable to look after myself nor my Daughter so my Husband (who also worked full time since leaving college until a year and a half ago) has to now care for us. We were both very sucessful in our careers and were forced to leave very wel paid and prominent positions within our respective companies because we had no choice after looking into every other avenue and could get no help from anyone including the advice of social services when we asked about help with childcare which we were perfectly willing to pay for.

We ourselves have hated that some abuse the benefits system but when you are someone that geniunely has to rely on the benefits system due to no fault of our own, we also are not fond of those that show huge ignorance to those who need it. Those who jumped in making these comments are the same people that make us feel guilty for making use of the benefits system when we absolutely needed it and have no other options. I only hope that those ignorant people do not suffer the same fate as us one day and fall ill with chronic conditions such as MS or Lupus as it is an awful thing to go through only to be added with the burden of being made out to be 'scum' or 'scrounging' when it is completely different to what is being said. I would give anything to be able to go out to work and feel useful in society, unfortunately I dont have such luck anymore and just wish those that do realise how fortunate they really are, benefits really are not this wonderful endless flow of money for booze and fags (I might add that we neither drink nor smoke) and it is just money to enable us to live our lives. We can all dream of a fair and just world where everyone is honest but that is not the world we live in, yet at the same time we do not need to tar all with the same brush!

The offer mentioned here is a scheme made so that those with low incomes can afford to have energy resources without having to worry everytime the heating is clicked on or the electricity used. I am at home more than the average working person as I am too ill to leave my house, again not a fault of mine and something I would happily change if given the chance. I agree no one should pay the crazy energy prices but this scheme just helps low income families ensure they are not boosting the profits of these energy companies.

Thank you for this offer, I hope it manages to help some families out over the winter.

Go Jets;6930526

The answer is to get all the benefits you're entitled to and NOT pay less … The answer is to get all the benefits you're entitled to and NOT pay less for the same neccessities we ALL NEED!



we do get all the benefits we are entitled to :? people like you seem to think that being on benefits makes you well off, sorry but you read too many newspapers, we would be better off with both of us working full time and we would both love to
we would be so so much better off if we both did work but WE CANT, have you grasped that bit yet WE CANT WORK!!!!!:roll:

EON

WarmAssist offers our most vulnerable existing customers a 15% discount on our standard gas and electricity prices.

If you are an existing E.ON customer, 60 or over and in receipt of Pension Credit, to find out how you may be eligible for our WarmAssist tariff please call 0800 404 6287.

Terms & Conditions apply.

McHotpoon;6930547

I am glad that someone said something! I have worked my whole life until … I am glad that someone said something! I have worked my whole life until two years ago when I had my Daughter and due to awful bad lack, became incredibly ill and am now disabled and am unable to look after myself nor my Daughter so my Husband (who also worked full time since leaving college until a year and a half ago) has to now care for us. We were both very sucessful in our careers and were forced to leave very wel paid and prominent positions within our respective companies because we had no choice after looking into every other avenue and could get no help from anyone including the advice of social services when we asked about help with childcare which we were perfectly willing to pay for.We ourselves have hated that some abuse the benefits system but when you are someone that geniunely has to rely on the benefits system due to no fault of our own, we also are not fond of those that show huge ignorance to those who need it. Those who jumped in making these comments are the same people that make us feel guilty for making use of the benefits system when we absolutely needed it and have no other options. I only hope that those ignorant people do not suffer the same fate as us one day and fall ill with chronic conditions such as MS or Lupus as it is an awful thing to go through only to be added with the burden of being made out to be 'scum' or 'scrounging' when it is completely different to what is being said. I would give anything to be able to go out to work and feel useful in society, unfortunately I dont have such luck anymore and just wish those that do realise how fortunate they really are, benefits really are not this wonderful endless flow of money for booze and fags (I might add that we neither drink nor smoke) and it is just money to enable us to live our lives. We can all dream of a fair and just world where everyone is honest but that is not the world we live in, yet at the same time we do not need to tar all with the same brush!The offer mentioned here is a scheme made so that those with low incomes can afford to have energy resources without having to worry everytime the heating is clicked on or the electricity used. I am at home more than the average working person as I am too ill to leave my house, again not a fault of mine and something I would happily change if given the chance. I agree no one should pay the crazy energy prices but this scheme just helps low income families ensure they are not boosting the profits of these energy companies.Thank you for this offer, I hope it manages to help some families out over the winter.



thanks so much

i know what you mean i really hope none of these ignorant people ever become disabled as they seem to think claiming benefits is a bad thing, i wonder if life dealt them an unlucky blow what they would do???? would they claim everything they could to help them on such a low income.....of course they would

I bet you'd still get cheaper with a good tariff from another provider.

Scottish Power

Fresh Start

Fresh Start is our product for some of our more vulnerable customers.

SAVE MONEY
With Fresh Start you will always pay the best price available from ScottishPower for your energy in your area regardless of payment method.

Qualifying CRITERIA
To qualify for the discount you must be:
1. 60 years of age or over
2. In receipt of one of the following benefits:

Attendance allowance
Council tax benefit (not including single occupancy discount)
Disability living allowance
Disabled Persons Tax Allowance
Child tax credit (where income is less than £15,460)
Housing benefit
Income-based JSA
State pension credit
Working tax credit (where household income is less than £15,592)
War disablement pension (which either includes a mobility supplement or constant attendance allowance)
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (must also have a Constant Attendance Allowance)
OTHER BENEFITS

As a Fresh Start customer you may also be able to benefit from free energy efficiency measures, and can benefit from free energy efficiency advice and a free benefits health check.

It's EDF who are offering the scheme, so why go on about people abusing it, you're all on here looking for cheap sh**e but when someone else who needs it benefits and you can't get it you all get on your high horses, show me where it says it's being abused, Oh.......! sorry no one abuses codes or tries to cheat the stores from here do they, sorry forgot you're all so honest....

Excellent post and should be celebrating getting something back instead of listening to people who obviously have nothing better to do than compare their sad lives with others less fortunate.

N power
all I could find is this
- Additional needs
At npower we have a range of services designed to help our customers with additional needs.

Any customer with sight or hearing difficulties, or who is disabled, chronically sick or of pensionable age is eligible to become a Warm Response Service customer.

The Warm Response Service can offer the following services:

Identity cards and a password scheme to help prevent bogus callers
All our door-to-door sales staff have identity cards, and passwords can be set up for your peace of mind.
Bills in special formats
We can provide bills in large print, Braille or on audio-cassette tape or CD format.
Guides and leaflets in special formats
We can provide any of our literature in the same format as your bill.
Textphone service
For those customers who are hard of hearing and have access to a textphone, this service is available – 0800 413 016*
If everyone in the house qualifies as a Warm Response Service customer there are some additional services we can offer including special adaptors to help you use gas and electrical appliances and free gas safety checks.

For more information please call the Warm Response Team on 0845 166 3535*

Go Jets;6929568

Great, gives them more money for booze and fags!



Maybe one day you might get disabled or need income suport through no fault of your own...."what goes around, comes around" remember this old saying when you make bad comments.
Most people are genuine claiments, I'm not but I know some that are!:thumbsup:

Likely2;6930715

It's EDF who are offering the scheme, so why go on about people abusing … It's EDF who are offering the scheme, so why go on about people abusing it, you're all on here looking for cheap sh**e but when someone else who needs it benefits and you can't get it you all get on your high horses, show me where it says it's being abused, Oh.......! sorry no one abuses codes or tries to cheat the stores from here do they, sorry forgot you're all so honest....Excellent post and should be celebrating getting something back instead of listening to people who obviously have nothing better to do than compare their sad lives with others less fortunate.



thankyou at least some on here are not ignorant

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