Cheaper water rates for those on a low income with three or more children and disabled people!
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Cheaper water rates for those on a low income with three or more children and disabled people!

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Found 15th Feb 2014
For those that are not aware of it water sure is a scheme for disabled people who use more water because of their illness or for families on low income (including working tax credits) with 3 or more kids aged under 19 and on a water meter. All you need to do is fill in a form and your bills will be capped at a set rate depending on your water authority. It's worth it for some people for others it's not. The average cap is around £35 per month. I pay £56 per month with Yorkshire water so it would be worth it for me!

You must have a water meter and be entitled to one of certain SS benefits.
- LongPockets

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Heat added.

excellent, i will call my local scottish... no wait we dont pay for water as it NEVER STOPS RAINING!!!

I realize that the price of water and waste charges vary enormously through out the country - the west country are particularly high - but I pay £14/month for a metered supply admittedly there are only two at home most of the time but £56/month does seem excessive.
Oh and I do save rainwater of which we have an excessive amount at the moment in soggy Surrey

At £56 a month you need to ask about a water meter, we are two in week & 3 w/e'ds but shower every day, dishwasher everyday, washing m/c every other (+ son's washing), wash two cars and flush whenever all for under £30 mth . Not sure if they do free meter trials these days and if in rented , landlord my say no!

Original Poster

I have 4 kids including 2 teenager we all shower or bath everyday. The Dishwasher is always on and the washing machine. Not to mention drinking water teeth brushing etc it does seem high but it's probably right!

I love free water scotland!! We have endless supplies due to non stop blooming rain and snow. On the up side water is free

All you need to do is fill in a form



Not quite. To qualify you need to be in receipt of one of a number of benefits already AND you must already have a water meter, so it is not "cheaper water rates".

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The WaterSure scheme is available for certain customers with a water meter. It allows them to have their bills capped. This is to make sure that these customers don’t cut back on how much water they use because they are worried about how they will pay their bill.

To qualify for help under the WaterSure scheme, you or someone living with you, needs be entitled to receive one of the following:
Universal Credit
housing benefit
Income Support
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Working Tax Credit
Child Tax Credit (except families in receipt of the family element only)
Pension Credit
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

In addition, you need to either:
be responsible for three or more children under the age of 19 and in full-time education living in the property, or
have (or someone living in the property must have) a medical condition which requires significant additional use of water. Examples of medical conditions include weeping skin diseases (such as psoriasis), Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.

Original Poster

Thanks I couldn't copy all that on my phone

Is Scotland not in it . Can't find anything about it. Might just be scottish water . But trying to find numbers x

Original Poster

After looking into it it looks like England and Wales only

There's another one to add to the list of me paying for someone else!

There is also a tarrif called watercare (at least in the south west available to all on low income with reductions of 50% down to 25% depending on benefits
If on income support you get 50% off I do am single no disability also mine was backdated to last April so now is good time to claim I think all claims will be backdated as it alters what your water bill is over a year

Just to add to get the watercare tarrif you must have a meter or agree to have on installed
The deduction is off your metered bill

Albert_Tatlock

There's another one to add to the list of me paying for someone else!



your entitled to your opinion, regardless of whether its lacking in a bit of compassion and understanding...

what sort of world would you have us live in..? one where we only look after ourselves and no one else,, you better hope you and anyone you love doesn't find themselves in need of any help,,,,,,, luckily we don't so if you do find yourself in trouble you will be helped, a hospital will be open for you for free money food water and accommodation will be supplied and so on and so on,,,,

not only do i disagree with you, but i also dont like the way in which our utilities have been sold of and taken over and abused all for profit, water and how its run and distributed and priced should be done by us , there should be no major fluctuations in price in this country like there is thus there should be no real need to help people pay for there water if it was owned by us,,,,,,,

it's a disgrace , we got sold out , and are continuing to be sold out,,,,,,,,,

i want it all back ,,,,the water the gas the electric the telecoms all the things that are now making rich people richer that we owned and that other people sold on our behalf ,,,,also by people who are supposed to be looking out for our best interest,,and i'm not saying please,,,,,,,

Discrimination against people who work there but off and discounts for whose who cannot stop breeding and get benefits and do not work, to many do gooders.

walsall123

Discrimination against people who work there but off and discounts for … Discrimination against people who work there but off and discounts for whose who cannot stop breeding and get benefits and do not work, to many do gooders.


Agreed. Most of them can't be bothered to get up and go to work every morning yet they can afford to drive cars and holidays abroad.

Even though it doesn't apply on us but good to know. Heat

cherry_1306

Agreed. Most of them can't be bothered to get up and go to work every … Agreed. Most of them can't be bothered to get up and go to work every morning yet they can afford to drive cars and holidays abroad.



If it bothers you that much then I definitely hope you get a weeping skin disease so you can have cheaper water.

Banned

walsall123

Discrimination against people who work there but off and discounts for … Discrimination against people who work there but off and discounts for whose who cannot stop breeding and get benefits and do not work, to many do gooders.



Oh good the world isn't going to end, hell isn't going to freeze over or any of the other cliches as we've had a bigot post. We get it, don't need 'one of you' post this kind of comment in every benefit based thread and the like.

fowler002

Oh good the world isn't going to end, hell isn't going to freeze over or … Oh good the world isn't going to end, hell isn't going to freeze over or any of the other cliches as we've had a bigot post. We get it, don't need 'one of you' post this kind of comment in every benefit based thread and the like.



Think there is more than 1 person who feels just a little peed off that if you have tried hard and worked hard, you seem to have to look after people who have not.

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doober

Think there is more than 1 person who feels just a little peed off that … Think there is more than 1 person who feels just a little peed off that if you have tried hard and worked hard, you seem to have to look after people who have not.



Didn't the 'one of you' give it away that I didn't just mean walsall123 was the only one who was a bigot on here? Also they need to get it through their thick skulls that not everyone on benefits is a lazy sod who can't be bothered to work hard, or that everyone on benefit as lots of kids etc.

You are right, it is not everyone, but it is the majority unfortunately. when the benefits system is so bloated and out of control, that people openly admit that they could never actually work because they get "paid" too much by the benefits system it is not worth it, there is something fundamentally wrong!

doober

You are right, it is not everyone, but it is the majority unfortunately. … You are right, it is not everyone, but it is the majority unfortunately. when the benefits system is so bloated and out of control, that people openly admit that they could never actually work because they get "paid" too much by the benefits system it is not worth it, there is something fundamentally wrong!



We know which papers you read..

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Albert_Tatlock

There's another one to add to the list of me paying for someone else!



Quit your job and rely on benefits then.

Think too many Daily Mail readers about, Sorry but how can you begrudge the disabled having any form of help! also people who may hit hard times.

Yes i think Benefits should be stopped for people who have more then 2 kids and people who just arrive here shouldn't get anything but that's a total different matter, this post is about helping others in need.

For one i couldnt live on what people are given, £50 a week some people live on is it not?? that wouldnt even pay for one night out for me, not sure why people believe everything the papers tell them, although this paying for every kid you have... needs to be stopped.

I dont mind my tax going to the poor, better then the greedy MPs expense's, always easier for people to pick on the poor it takes the focus of the real scammers in society.



Edited by: "R-e-x" 15th Feb 2014

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doober

You are right, it is not everyone, but it is the majority unfortunately. … You are right, it is not everyone, but it is the majority unfortunately. when the benefits system is so bloated and out of control, that people openly admit that they could never actually work because they get "paid" too much by the benefits system it is not worth it, there is something fundamentally wrong!



Majority? Next are you going to claim that majority of the people on benefits are benefits cheats?

I think if any family member has a skin condition you can get this.

This shouldn't be about people who claim benefits (I agree with previous posts about poor-blaming being wrong) but if you have three children and therefore use more water, shouldn't you pay for it? If there was a scheme by Tesco to pay for some of your shopping if you had three kids there would be uproar. On the other hand, it is good to see that there is help for energy/water bills as they do represent a good deal of household budgets and the companies make huge profits every year.

snigface

This shouldn't be about people who claim benefits (I agree with previous … This shouldn't be about people who claim benefits (I agree with previous posts about poor-blaming being wrong) but if you have three children and therefore use more water, shouldn't you pay for it? If there was a scheme by Tesco to pay for some of your shopping if you had three kids there would be uproar. On the other hand, it is good to see that there is help for energy/water bills as they do represent a good deal of household budgets and the companies make huge profits every year.



Well Water should be every humans right. Water is free it falls from the sky , but understand the process it goes through to reach our homes but if someone cant afford water or need help then i think they should get it, after all Cameron is so generous in sending all our money abroad to help the so called needy, what do they say, charity begins at home!

More benefits for the poor, fantastic oO
Edited by: "iAmLegendFam" 15th Feb 2014

cherry_1306

Agreed. Most of them can't be bothered to get up and go to work every … Agreed. Most of them can't be bothered to get up and go to work every morning yet they can afford to drive cars and holidays abroad.



Is it not possibe to discuss the merits of a particular deal on here without people like you using it as an excuse to attack the poorest members of our society?
Every time you use phrases like "most of them" you are alienating many HUKD members. This is NOT a community just for the middle/working class bargain hunter.

Albert_Tatlock

There's another one to add to the list of me paying for someone else!



I have never had children, but all my life I have willingly paid, through taxation, to educate other people's children. I have also willingly paid, through taxation, to provide family allowance, and other benefits, for other people's children, (some with a lot more money than me)

Presumably I have I been paying for your children's education, and possibly your grand children's education. If so, do you think I deserve a refund from you because I have contributed to help you and your children flourish, at considerable expense to myself, and with no direct benefit to me?

Edited by: "giltbrook" 15th Feb 2014

All you Daily Mail readers seriously need to grab that paper and shove it far where the sun doesn't shine.

Voted cold, this is a ridiculously unfair scheme.

with no discounts my water rates are £25 a month over ten months. and that's not even on a Meyer thank you Yorkshire water.

badgerrules

with no discounts my water rates are £25 a month over ten months. and … with no discounts my water rates are £25 a month over ten months. and that's not even on a Meyer thank you Yorkshire water.



meter not meyer

They should be penalised not rewarded.

Read it again it's mainly fir disabled or those on low income for god sake, do we gave to have benefit bashing on here as well. I'm a carer fir my disabled husband, don't you think people want to work. Don't believe everythingyou rread or see on tv life isn't full of luxuries it's bloody hard struggle.

surprised no-one has posted coming to a housing association estate near you! lets not forget half the welfare bill is pension credit,so lets not jump on the benefit bandwagon,it covers all classes of people

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thesimpsons_uk

They should be penalised not rewarded.




iAmLegendFam

More benefits for the poor, fantastic oO




Albert_Tatlock

There's another one to add to the list of me paying for someone else!



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