Warm Home Discount Scheme Now Live From Energy Providers Listed Below
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Warm Home Discount Scheme Now Live From Energy Providers Listed Below

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Found 8th Sep 2017
Warm Home Discount Scheme


£140.00

I have just made a clain today for a disabled friend with British Gas / Sainsburys Energy as their scheme went live on the 01/09/2017.
I am adding a list of links for other providers that are live.
I found these today to help set the ball rolling for those who qualify.

I hope this may helps some members of hotukdeals.

Claim from these Energy Providers Below Now.


britishgas.co.uk/ene…tml

economyenergy.co.uk/red…nt/

edfenergy.com/for…unt

eonenergy.com/for…unt

edfenergy.com/for…unt

cooperativeenergy.coop/red…hd/

scottishpower.co.uk/cus…nt/

sse.co.uk/hel…unt

npower.com/spr…nt/

sparkenergy.co.uk/war…unt

utilita.co.uk/sav…unt


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ovoenergy.com/ovo…tml
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Thanks for this, I am a single parent on a low income and I got this for a couple of years then suddenly last year they told me right at the last minute I didn't qualify. I knew I did I paid to send off my wage slips and proof of child tax credits and everything else they asked for and then they told me it was past the deadline even though I had originally applied months and months before. The difference with not getting that money had a real knock on effect so I'm hopeing this year will be done correctly so I don't struggle so much with topping up the electric. Doesn't help when my daughter leaves every light on in the house grrr oh the arguments . Wasn't aware I could do this online, thanks again so simple
eatmorefish21 m ago

Instead of handing out cash to energy companies (nicely maintaining their …Instead of handing out cash to energy companies (nicely maintaining their prices) the government should be more concerned with introducing genuine competition to the marketplace. My oldies, like many I assume, use winter fuel payments for flights somewhere sunny each January.What a world we live in.


When it comes to utilities we need no competition. There should be one supplier, or at the very least, one rate, for everyone. I don't want to pay for endless nonsense TV commercials and the competition chimera which translates as cost-plus profit for every wannabe middle man supplier that has an idea for a new energy brand. Not to mention the wasted time of everyone who searches for a new supplier every year.
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Thanks for this, I am a single parent on a low income and I got this for a couple of years then suddenly last year they told me right at the last minute I didn't qualify. I knew I did I paid to send off my wage slips and proof of child tax credits and everything else they asked for and then they told me it was past the deadline even though I had originally applied months and months before. The difference with not getting that money had a real knock on effect so I'm hopeing this year will be done correctly so I don't struggle so much with topping up the electric. Doesn't help when my daughter leaves every light on in the house grrr oh the arguments . Wasn't aware I could do this online, thanks again so simple
Instead of handing out cash to energy companies (nicely maintaining their prices) the government should be more concerned with introducing genuine competition to the marketplace.

My oldies, like many I assume, use winter fuel payments for flights somewhere sunny each January.
What a world we live in.
LeahsMintytoutou29 m ago

Thanks for this, I am a single parent on a low income and I got this for a …Thanks for this, I am a single parent on a low income and I got this for a couple of years then suddenly last year they told me right at the last minute I didn't qualify. I knew I did I paid to send off my wage slips and proof of child tax credits and everything else they asked for and then they told me it was past the deadline even though I had originally applied months and months before. The difference with not getting that money had a real knock on effect so I'm hopeing this year will be done correctly so I don't struggle so much with topping up the electric. Doesn't help when my daughter leaves every light on in the house grrr oh the arguments . Wasn't aware I could do this online, thanks again so simple


I had this when applying for a family member. We didn't let it go at that point but took it further and raised a formal complaint and refused to be fobbed off by the third party that was doing the administration.

Result: £140 received, token £15 goodwill (and switched supplier of course!)
Edited by: "premierfella" 8th Sep 2017
Thanks for the links, I've forwarded to my parents, is this different to the payment they get for winter anyway? Dad is registered disabled, with the maximum care allowance, but they don't receive any of the credits needed for many grants etc.
What is this exactly? Does it work for someone who's retired?
Thanks.
eatmorefish21 m ago

Instead of handing out cash to energy companies (nicely maintaining their …Instead of handing out cash to energy companies (nicely maintaining their prices) the government should be more concerned with introducing genuine competition to the marketplace. My oldies, like many I assume, use winter fuel payments for flights somewhere sunny each January.What a world we live in.


When it comes to utilities we need no competition. There should be one supplier, or at the very least, one rate, for everyone. I don't want to pay for endless nonsense TV commercials and the competition chimera which translates as cost-plus profit for every wannabe middle man supplier that has an idea for a new energy brand. Not to mention the wasted time of everyone who searches for a new supplier every year.
bnxc10 m ago

Thanks for the links, I've forwarded to my parents, is this different to …Thanks for the links, I've forwarded to my parents, is this different to the payment they get for winter anyway? Dad is registered disabled, with the maximum care allowance, but they don't receive any of the credits needed for many grants etc.


killabyte7 m ago

What is this exactly? Does it work for someone who's retired?



If you go on the link and fill out name address then go to the second page it asks you to select things from a list that you receive like disability living allowance, child tax credit ect ect. They've got to receive a yearly income of less then £16,000 odd and receive at least 1 other listed benefit. It tells you on the second page. You can do that to see whats eligible and needed to apply then don't submit if you want to tell family and friends then they can do it by theirself or you can do it for them. Just make sure your info is correct ps it's only 2 small pages 1 your name address ect. The second is tick boxes then submit. Ps not sure it applies for retired people maybe someone else knows this?
Edited by: "LeahsMintytoutou" 8th Sep 2017
premierfella24 m ago

I had this when applying for a family member. We didn't let it go at that …I had this when applying for a family member. We didn't let it go at that point but took it further and raised a formal complaint and refused to be fobbed off by the third party that was doing the administration.Result: £140 received, token £15 goodwill (and switched supplier of course!)


Wish I'd have took it further. I did complain but they told me it's not them so I can't complain. I was so sick of going backwards and forwards I just left it. If it happens again I won't leave it. Everything's changed for me and I think itssince minimum wage was increased earlier this year. I'm much more worse off
thanks for your take take on it.. it's soured me on to stand up for what I'm untitled to if it happens again
Edited by: "LeahsMintytoutou" 8th Sep 2017
As far as I can see the eligibility varies between different companies, whereas for the first few years the govt told the big six whom should qualify, which makes trying to compare firms an absolute nightmare, with a lottery element. Pensioners who receive pension credits do usually qualify (on top of the winter fuel allowance). Some will give discounts if you receive disability benefits, but some only if it is a disabled child, a lot say something along the line of "you may qualify for our broader group (but we're not going to tell you in advance), but it's first come first served". Sometimes you'd save money by forgetting the grant and getting your energy elsewhere. If anyone finds a comparison site which allows you to input your income and benefits then will tell you the cheapest firm with a guaranteed warm home discount for a disabled adult let me know!

I'd encourage everyone who thinks they might be eligible to apply ASAP but don't rely on it. Incidentally you may also be eligible for grants to improve insulation, replace boilers etc so your bills aren't as high, worth a look.
What if you register whilst with 1 supplier & then move to another (if both are on the list?)
LeahsMintytoutou35 m ago

If you go on the link and fill out name address then go to the second page …If you go on the link and fill out name address then go to the second page it asks you to select things from a list that you receive like disability living allowance, child tax credit ect ect. They've got to receive a yearly income of less then £16,000 odd and receive at least 1 other listed benefit. It tells you on the second page. You can do that to see whats eligible and needed to apply then don't submit if you want to tell family and friends then they can do it by theirself or you can do it for them. Just make sure your info is correct ps it's only 2 small pages 1 your name address ect. The second is tick boxes then submit. Ps not sure it applies for retired people maybe someone else knows this?

Yes it applies to anyone on a low income... Pension credits is one of the qualifying criteria for the core group(who get it automatically each year)
Gollywood1 m ago

What if you register whilst with 1 supplier & then move to another (if …What if you register whilst with 1 supplier & then move to another (if both are on the list?)

AFAIK you won't get it then
premierfella58 m ago

I had this when applying for a family member. We didn't let it go at that …I had this when applying for a family member. We didn't let it go at that point but took it further and raised a formal complaint and refused to be fobbed off by the third party that was doing the administration.Result: £140 received, token £15 goodwill (and switched supplier of course!)


Was it British Gas by any chance? This happened to me to, At first they claim not to receive any paperwork. Despite me having proof that i did apply. They offered £50, then £75 and when i showed them the letter from the government explaining that my father was entitled. BG changed their mind and offered £140, cheeky. I'm might put in a complain in how they handle my application to the Ombudsman. No indication that the application process was being handled by the third party despite getting replies from BG on their headed paper.
I'd recommend checking if you are able to get a cheaper deal with other suppliers first. £140 from British Gas sounds like a no brainer but as they've increased their standard tariff significantly you're likely to be paying £200-£300 more per year (for a 2x2 household) than the competition.

I've personally switched to Tonik Energy from British Gas and so far have been really impressed. Worth looking at reviews if you're interested. There are cheaper options but they don't have many reviews.
Gollywood10 m ago

What if you register whilst with 1 supplier & then move to another (if …What if you register whilst with 1 supplier & then move to another (if both are on the list?)



It's unlikely as there is normally a requirement to have a range of dates that you need to have been with the supplier with. For instance, British Gas' terms are you have to be their customer up to 31st May 2018. As it's not hit winter though, it's worth checking what the terms are with the new supplier.
Edited by: "RobertM0215" 8th Sep 2017
RobertM021552 m ago

It's unlikely as there is normally a requirement to have a range of dates …It's unlikely as there is normally a requirement to have a range of dates that you need to have been with the supplier with. For instance, British Gas' terms are you have to be their customer up to 31st May 2018. As it's not hit winter though, it's worth checking what the terms are with the new supplier.


Once its been paid how can they keep you as a customer ?.
As long as your not tied in leave.
My friend who I claimed for is on Sainsburys fixed price april and is getting it.
But as soon as april come or its paid she can leave.
Or switch tariff.Easy way to leave a locked in deal is to switch to the standard tariff with your provider then leave with no fees.A small loophole they dont tell you about.
Thanks, good reminder
One of the questions they asked me was my income less than 16k and paying more than 10% of income on fuel
I've just gone British Gas online for someone to be told thy're not eligible.

I'm confused by the second part of following as having a child has never been a requirement? Friend is disabled, on ESA and PIP.

  • In receipt of one of the following means tested eligible benefits:[3]
Income Support.Income based Jobseekers’ Allowance.Income 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 under.Disabled child element.
Juzza1212 m ago

I've just gone British Gas online for someone to be told thy're not …I've just gone British Gas online for someone to be told thy're not eligible.I'm confused by the second part of following as having a child has never been a requirement? Friend is disabled, on ESA and PIP.In receipt of one of the following means tested eligible benefits:[3]Income Support.Income based Jobseekers’ Allowance.Income 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 under.Disabled child element.



Call them on 08000728625 and they will fill out form and you should get it.
If they get
1 of these PIP or ESA related activity or support component .

2 Be a customer with a gross annual household income (HHI) of less than £16,190[3] and spend 10% or more of household income on energy bills to heat the property.

Thats all you should need to qualify.

With sainsburys that is what you need ie meet 2 sections, who are british gas.
Edited by: "bigwheels" 8th Sep 2017
bigwheels3 m ago

Call them on 08000728625 and they will fill out form and you should get …Call them on 08000728625 and they will fill out form and you should get it.If they get PIP and ESA related activity or support component thats all you need to qualify.With sainsburys that is, who are british gas.


Thanks, the ESA they get is where they don't have to do any work related activities.
Juzza123 m ago

Thanks, the ESA they get is where they don't have to do any work related …Thanks, the ESA they get is where they don't have to do any work related activities.



That should be support group.
Add.
Be a customer with a gross annual household income (HHI) of less than £16,190[3] and spend 10% or more of household income on energy bills to heat the property.
Thats the 2 parts, and all you should need to qualify.
bigwheels15 m ago

That should be support group.Add.Be a customer with a gross annual …That should be support group.Add.Be a customer with a gross annual household income (HHI) of less than £16,190[3] and spend 10% or more of household income on energy bills to heat the property.Thats the 2 parts, and all you should need to qualify.


Rang them and although the questions were the same i was able to give a bit more detail and she qualifies. Was worried there for a bit as they said eligibility has changed slightly this year but couldn't actually say in what way.

Also, some BG customers (assuming Sainsbury's too) that qualify for the WHD are going to receive an extra payment of £60 to offset the price increase that is coming this month.
OVO aren't live yet but you can pre-register which I've done. Thank you.
Juzza121 h, 3 m ago

I've just gone British Gas online for someone to be told thy're not …I've just gone British Gas online for someone to be told thy're not eligible.I'm confused by the second part of following as having a child has never been a requirement? Friend is disabled, on ESA and PIP.In receipt of one of the following means tested eligible benefits:[3]Income Support.Income based Jobseekers’ Allowance.Income 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 under.Disabled child element.


I receive £140 the last 3 years from British gas, and this year (online form) it says am not eligible, i call them and was told am eligible.
The lady over the told me that she received lot of calls with same situation as me.
If you are not eligible online try over the phone.
Juzza121 h, 19 m ago

I've just gone British Gas online for someone to be told thy're not …I've just gone British Gas online for someone to be told thy're not eligible.I'm confused by the second part of following as having a child has never been a requirement? Friend is disabled, on ESA and PIP.In receipt of one of the following means tested eligible benefits:[3]Income Support.Income based Jobseekers’ Allowance.Income 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 under.Disabled child element.


Last week I went online for a family member who is with Utilia. They have previously got it for ESA, but now it has extra conditions.

Income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). Which includes a work related activity or support component.


You must also select at least one of the following options:
You have a child under the age of five who ordinarily resides with you
Child tax credit, which includes a disability or severe disability element
A disabled child premium
A disability premium, enhanced disability premium or severe disability premium
A pensioner premium, higher pensioner premium or enhanced pensioner premium.

They haven't a child under 5 or a disability or pensioner premium so they can't get it. So I have suggested they change supplier to one that accepts them, of course the discount has to outweigh any rate increase.
eatmorefish5 h, 58 m ago

Instead of handing out cash to energy companies (nicely maintaining their …Instead of handing out cash to energy companies (nicely maintaining their prices) the government should be more concerned with introducing genuine competition to the marketplace. My oldies, like many I assume, use winter fuel payments for flights somewhere sunny each January.What a world we live in.


Lucky for them! But it genuinely does help the people I know and can mean the difference between a stingy winter where they have to cut corners to cut costs or a low stress winter where they don't have to worry about bills.
Elizabeth.Smith5 h, 9 m ago

As far as I can see the eligibility varies between different companies, …As far as I can see the eligibility varies between different companies, whereas for the first few years the govt told the big six whom should qualify, which makes trying to compare firms an absolute nightmare, with a lottery element. Pensioners who receive pension credits do usually qualify (on top of the winter fuel allowance). Some will give discounts if you receive disability benefits, but some only if it is a disabled child, a lot say something along the line of "you may qualify for our broader group (but we're not going to tell you in advance), but it's first come first served". Sometimes you'd save money by forgetting the grant and getting your energy elsewhere. If anyone finds a comparison site which allows you to input your income and benefits then will tell you the cheapest firm with a guaranteed warm home discount for a disabled adult let me know!I'd encourage everyone who thinks they might be eligible to apply ASAP but don't rely on it. Incidentally you may also be eligible for grants to improve insulation, replace boilers etc so your bills aren't as high, worth a look.


I really like to use the money saving expert comparison because even though they don't use your income or benefits to show you the best rates, their comparisons clearly state if the supplier offers the warm home discount.
Alexandre771 h, 37 m ago

I receive £140 the last 3 years from British gas, and this year (online …I receive £140 the last 3 years from British gas, and this year (online form) it says am not eligible, i call them and was told am eligible.The lady over the told me that she received lot of calls with same situation as me.If you are not eligible online try over the phone.


Yep same here, phoned to be told my friend was actually eligible.
notos6 h, 46 m ago

When it comes to utilities we need no competition. There should be one …When it comes to utilities we need no competition. There should be one supplier, or at the very least, one rate, for everyone. I don't want to pay for endless nonsense TV commercials and the competition chimera which translates as cost-plus profit for every wannabe middle man supplier that has an idea for a new energy brand. Not to mention the wasted time of everyone who searches for a new supplier every year.


I am not philosophically bound to either marketplace nor nazionalisation....but the current situation clearly does not give the customer good value.
How does this work? Do you buy boiler through energy supplier?
and do they install it? If so its expensive install.
I changed my father's supplier from BG even though they will offset the average £76 increase in electricity. I am hoping that the WHD element transfers over to the new supplier too

Cannot wait to leave BG never knew how bad the standard tariff rates were compared to the fixed rate ones.
So Northern Ireland Budget Energy is not on the list. I support my partner and myself ( they are not allowed ESA because I work 35 hours a week on minimum wage even though they are not able to work with doctors letters) and we get tax credits of £80 a month. That's it lol, would I stand a chance at this? I've been stressing about heating money this winter.
FreebieJeebie1 h, 3 m ago

Cannot wait to leave BG never knew how bad the standard tariff rates were …Cannot wait to leave BG never knew how bad the standard tariff rates were compared to the fixed rate ones.


No one should be paying standard tariff rates. It takes half an hour on a comparison site to save hundreds of pounds a year. Of course if everyone stopped paying top dollar the savings would end but as it is most don't switch 'cause it's too much effort
Lost all benefits with this government ,as I had bad back depression for years . Surely they owe me thi
Looks like you need to have both gas and electric with them to be eligible? (Last question on their form)
3ak8 m ago

Looks like you need to have both gas and electric with them to be …Looks like you need to have both gas and electric with them to be eligible? (Last question on their form)




No you dont, just electric. The £140 is credited to your account of whatever leccy company you''re with.
Biker.Jeff10 m ago

No you dont, just electric. The £140 is credited to your account of …No you dont, just electric. The £140 is credited to your account of whatever leccy company you''re with.

Gotcha. Thanks.
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