Warm Home Discount (Live @ British Gas) £140.00 Discount.
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Warm Home Discount (Live @ British Gas) £140.00 Discount.

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Found 22nd AugEdited by:"bigwheels"
Its that time again to start claiming for Warm Home Discount.
(If you entitled to it)

British Gas is Live.
I claimed for the person I care for today at 10.00am.

Ive read about border group options etc and it seems that things like PIP are not on the list. I called and got them to fill out the form as best as we could and got her accepted.
Just have to wait and see if they want her paperwork to prove she is entitled to it.
Like last year.

From reading the comments last year on this subject, I would call BG etc and get them to fill out the form. People had a better chance of getting accepted






Broader group is existing British Gas customers. You must continue to



be in supply of your electricity with British Gas when the payments are



made in winter 2018/2019 (any time up to 31st March 2019).


To qualify you must be the account holder or partner of the account


holder and are required to meet one of the following criteria:


In receipt of the Savings or Guarantee & Savings element of the


State Pension Credit (unless already qualifying as part of Core Group).



In receipt of one of the following means tested eligible benefits:[3]

Income SupportIncome based Jobseekers’ AllowanceIncome related Employment and Support Allowance (which includes a work related activity or support component)Universal Credit (low income elements)



And includes one of the following:
Child element for children aged 5 or underDisabled child element



Be a customer with a gross annual household income (HHI) of less than £16,190[1]



and the account holder is living with mental or physical disability or



illness, or there is vulnerability within the home (children living in



the house aged 5 or under) or of pensionable age.





Be a customer with a gross annual household income (HHI) of less than £16,190[1] and spend 10% or more of household income on energy bills to heat the property.




Please note that we may ask you for documentary evidence to support your claim, as required by Scheme Guidelines.

  • Credit customers and Pay as you go customers can call us on: 0333 202 9802[2]

From what I can see today online these are the open schemes.

britishgas.co.uk/ene…tml

eonenergy.com/for…unt

utilitywarehouse.co.uk/clu…me/


Scottish Power now live Thanks to Myriadfor the info.
scottishpower.co.uk/whd…1s1
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borat12341 h, 36 m ago

It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for i …It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for it to be given away for people who can’t be bothered to work!i know that not everyone who hits the criteria falls in that category but a significant number of people do


The warm home discount is not for people who can't be bothered to work. It's for people who cannot work, either through old age or disability or caring for very young children on a very low budget.
The most significant number of recipients are actually pensioners, then disabled people, and finally parents of children under 5 years old on a very low income.
There are no guarantees that people who apply will receive this discount.
I hope everyone stays warm this winter and as a nation, I feel we have an obligation to look after our most vulnerable citizens and help them to stay warm and safe.
borat12341 h, 37 m ago

It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for i …It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for it to be given away for people who can’t be bothered to work!i know that not everyone who hits the criteria falls in that category but a significant number of people do


Didn't take long. Everyone who doesn't work simply can't be bothered? I hope you don't lose your job someday is all i can say. And 50% tax? Please explain.

Anyway i will call BG in the morning. Gotten this for about 5 years by calling up and mentioning my health situation. Hopefully I'm still eligible because it helps massively.
imthebest36 m ago

I agree with these offers for OAP’s but that’s about it. I’m sorry if it of …I agree with these offers for OAP’s but that’s about it. I’m sorry if it offends people with disabilities but every single person in life faces challenges and if Steven hawking’s can work then anyone can. As for those with large family’s and low income I believe you should be taxed per child, that way you’ll act/think more responsibly before creating life that you may not be able to financially support.


You heard it here first folks, Stephen Hawking(s) had a great work life so that means all disabled people must have the same. No exceptions.

Was that a joke post? Is it a 'whoosh' moment? The alternative is that you are an incredible jibber jabbering crass idiot.
Edited by: "Bushes" 23rd Aug
Chris_Page-9a382.7994314 m ago

Ooowww, How I wish everyone was treated equally.


Not everyone is created equally. Not everyone is equal else we would be exactly the same.
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Is this only if ur on benefits or does everyone get it
crooksy8943 m ago

Is this only if ur on benefits or does everyone get it


The eligibility criteria is in the post. Not everyone gets it. Low income, certain benefits, disability, some OAPs. Its all there.
Oh & heat added, thanks OL
pokerbanter6 m ago

The eligibility criteria is in the post. Not everyone gets it. Low income, …The eligibility criteria is in the post. Not everyone gets it. Low income, certain benefits, disability, some OAPs. Its all there.


I didn’t see the see more my bad
Ooowww, How I wish everyone was treated equally.
Of you're with EDF Energy, they start accepting applications in September: edfenergyuk.custhelp.com app/ans…eme
"The 2017/18 scheme's now ended. We'll publish details of how to apply for the 2018/19 scheme on our website this September"
Chris_Page-9a382.7994314 m ago

Ooowww, How I wish everyone was treated equally.


Not everyone is created equally. Not everyone is equal else we would be exactly the same.
deej708 m ago

Not as black and white tho some of us struggle even with the cheapest …Not as black and white tho some of us struggle even with the cheapest package and the irony of that then postin link for light bulbs so you can get yer 50quid for some poor mug signing up 🙈


lol fair comment. Definitely cheaper though use the comparison site
Income under £16000 qualify
It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for it to be given away for people who can’t be bothered to work!

i know that not everyone who hits the criteria falls in that category but a significant number of people do
Edited by: "borat1234" 22nd Aug
Thanks for the reminder. I'll ring them in the morning.
Heat added thanks OL
Thanks for the reminder. I'll ring up in the morning and do mum's. Also I did mine last week with Utilita
jonjoe872 h, 1 m ago

In what way?


The same rules apply to everyone, everyone gets treated the same.
scottish power is closed
Linda.McGhee9 m ago

scottish power is closed



Just seen this
The online application process for the 2018/19 Scottish Power Warm Home Discount has not yet started; however, you can call the below number to receive information and eligibility. The earlier you call, the better chance you have of saving in 2018/19. 01704 325069
borat12341 h, 34 m ago

It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for i …It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for it to be given away for people who can’t be bothered to work!i know that not everyone who hits the criteria falls in that category but a significant number of people do


You can still work and be entitled to this. As long it's less than 16000 .
borat12341 h, 36 m ago

It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for i …It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for it to be given away for people who can’t be bothered to work!i know that not everyone who hits the criteria falls in that category but a significant number of people do


The warm home discount is not for people who can't be bothered to work. It's for people who cannot work, either through old age or disability or caring for very young children on a very low budget.
The most significant number of recipients are actually pensioners, then disabled people, and finally parents of children under 5 years old on a very low income.
There are no guarantees that people who apply will receive this discount.
I hope everyone stays warm this winter and as a nation, I feel we have an obligation to look after our most vulnerable citizens and help them to stay warm and safe.
borat12341 h, 37 m ago

It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for i …It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for it to be given away for people who can’t be bothered to work!i know that not everyone who hits the criteria falls in that category but a significant number of people do


Didn't take long. Everyone who doesn't work simply can't be bothered? I hope you don't lose your job someday is all i can say. And 50% tax? Please explain.

Anyway i will call BG in the morning. Gotten this for about 5 years by calling up and mentioning my health situation. Hopefully I'm still eligible because it helps massively.
Chris_Page-9a382.7994326 m ago

The same rules apply to everyone, everyone gets treated the same.



As a morally good society we should protect those worse off, by the very definition that there are those that are worse off, it means that not everyone gets treated the same.. otherwise we have communism.

Would it be a better society if carers get paid the same as our astronauts? or is it better if the poorest in our country gets bit of extra support to pay their heating bills in the winter?
Edited by: "MrSprkle" 22nd Aug
I'll claim this for my nan
Good useful thread, helping those less fortunate.
Heat from me.
many thanks - applied and approved
stingersplash12 m ago

Didn't take long. Everyone who doesn't work simply can't be bothered? I …Didn't take long. Everyone who doesn't work simply can't be bothered? I hope you don't lose your job someday is all i can say. And 50% tax? Please explain. Anyway i will call BG in the morning. Gotten this for about 5 years by calling up and mentioning my health situation. Hopefully I'm still eligible because it helps massively.



I specifically said not everyone who is eligible abuses it but a significant number of people do. It would be fairer to remove this and reduce tax implications.

Eveyone who works pays 20% tax, 14% national insurance, 20% vat on pretty much everything they buy, 1-2k a year on council tax, 70p (or whatever it is) on a litre of petrol/diesel, road tax. Add it all up and the vast majority of people will pay over 50% tax. Quite simple, if you’re not aware of this you should educate yourself and make representations to your MP
MrSprkle24 m ago

As a morally good society we should protect those worse off, by the very …As a morally good society we should protect those worse off, by the very definition that there are those that are worse off, it means that not everyone gets treated the same.. otherwise we have communism. Would it be a better society if carers get paid the same as our astronauts? or is it better if the poorest in our country gets bit of extra support to pay their heating bills in the winter?


I'm coming from a capatalist view, you should get what you earn. Handouts are communism I think that defines communism. You get something for maybe nothing.

Just a fan of cause and effect. Someone makes a decision, they should sort out the conciquences.

Free money would have been nice, that's all.
borat123419 m ago

I specifically said not everyone who is eligible abuses it but a …I specifically said not everyone who is eligible abuses it but a significant number of people do. It would be fairer to remove this and reduce tax implications.Eveyone who works pays 20% tax, 14% national insurance, 20% vat on pretty much everything they buy, 1-2k a year on council tax, 70p (or whatever it is) on a litre of petrol/diesel, road tax. Add it all up and the vast majority of people will pay over 50% tax. Quite simple, if you’re not aware of this you should educate yourself and make representations to your MP


Tin foil hats at the ready...
borat12342 h, 9 m ago

It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for i …It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for it to be given away for people who can’t be bothered to work!i know that not everyone who hits the criteria falls in that category but a significant number of people do


Don't you live in Kazakhstan?
borat12342 h, 15 m ago

It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for i …It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for it to be given away for people who can’t be bothered to work!i know that not everyone who hits the criteria falls in that category but a significant number of people do


I work full time. I fall into this category. I receive warm home discount. I do not get any luxuries. This just helps me stay out of debt with my energy.

Worth noting that you don't only get the £140 off your bill, you also get slightly reduced rates. I'm now on the safeguard assist tariff, taken off my standard variable tariff (no choice in that due to my meter type and renting the property, I couldn't switch meter and no other supplier will take this meter on).
See the previous thread for the warm home discount.
It got crazy, it was orthodox capitalists free marketers Vs everyone else.

The capitalists were thinking that no benefits should be given as if you don't already earn enough you are a scrounger and preferably shouldn't exist, Vs let's try and help those where possible and make things a bit easier whilst people are going though financial difficulties.
I was in the first camp myself until I fell very seriously ill and couldnt work, and had to close down my company and rely on ESA. To be honest the ordeal of claiming benefits , the scrutiny and humiliating questions they subject you to, despite having GP letters and recommendations and hospital letters and recommendations, they still reject you.
I changed my mind after being in that situation. I will never blame a person In difficulty for always putting themselves in that position (of course some do), nor judge people who claim benefits ( a very very tiny percentage abuse the system, the rest are genuine job seekers).
And most people who claim benefits are people who work and require some form of tax credits to supplement thier income from work. So these are people who are working hard.
I had mention this as this is exactly how the last thread got.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 22nd Aug
Eons warm home discount is also open
Hot from me. A lot of us will be qualifying for this after March
borat12343 h, 23 m ago

It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for i …It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for it to be given away for people who can’t be bothered to work!i know that not everyone who hits the criteria falls in that category but a significant number of people do


Yes, my elderly disabled father who worked for over 50 years before retirement and illness clearly cannot be bothered to work. Bloody leech, I reckon.
borat12343 h, 40 m ago

It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for i …It’s great that everyone working in country pays a minimum of 50% ta for it to be given away for people who can’t be bothered to work!i know that not everyone who hits the criteria falls in that category but a significant number of people do


Your figures are way out id say. If you earn say 15000 you only pay tax on just over 3000 so thats £600ish so thats 4% then say £1000 national insurance thats 10.5% then 1100 council tax thats 17.5%. add 20% vat on everything but food for someone on that wage would not buy much so say another 5% thats 22.5% just as a rough figure. That makes you just under 30% out. If the person also filled their car each month for approx £720 a year at your claimed 70% fuel tax. That would bring it up to 26.5% total tax paid so your figures double. I expect for someone on £20000 it would go up an extra 2-4%
I agree with these offers for OAP’s but that’s about it. I’m sorry if it offends people with disabilities but every single person in life faces challenges and if Steven hawking’s can work then anyone can. As for those with large family’s and low income I believe you should be taxed per child, that way you’ll act/think more responsibly before creating life that you may not be able to financially support.
Deary me, if you are resentful of the poor and elderly getting this then maybe you should just log off for a bit.
We could solve the energy poverty crisis in UK if we could simply find a way to harness the energy from all the fuming red faces of the "orthodox capitalists" on this thread as they furiously hammer away at there keyboard at the thought of a poor and/or needy person surviving the winter.

May the odds be ever in your favour
imthebest21 m ago

I agree with these offers for OAP’s but that’s about it. I’m sorry if it of …I agree with these offers for OAP’s but that’s about it. I’m sorry if it offends people with disabilities but every single person in life faces challenges and if Steven hawking’s can work then anyone can. As for those with large family’s and low income I believe you should be taxed per child, that way you’ll act/think more responsibly before creating life that you may not be able to financially support.


Unfortunately we aren't all geniuses like Steven. Don't forget irs not like our country has more jobs than people, its much the reverse. And if it comes down to it a physical and mentally fit person will get the job over those who aren't.

If we ever lived in a country without benefits it would be chaos. Crime would increase tenfold because people will get desperate to survive.

Its 140 quid towards electric bills for those vulnerable. Have compassion.
imthebest36 m ago

I agree with these offers for OAP’s but that’s about it. I’m sorry if it of …I agree with these offers for OAP’s but that’s about it. I’m sorry if it offends people with disabilities but every single person in life faces challenges and if Steven hawking’s can work then anyone can. As for those with large family’s and low income I believe you should be taxed per child, that way you’ll act/think more responsibly before creating life that you may not be able to financially support.


You heard it here first folks, Stephen Hawking(s) had a great work life so that means all disabled people must have the same. No exceptions.

Was that a joke post? Is it a 'whoosh' moment? The alternative is that you are an incredible jibber jabbering crass idiot.
Edited by: "Bushes" 23rd Aug
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