The Warm Home Discount.
What is the Warm Home Discount (WHD)?
The Warm Home Discount scheme is here to give some help to those who are potentially struggling to pay their energy bills during the cold winter months. It's a one-off payment of £140 that is used as a credit on your electricity bills.
Who's it funded by? Well it's actually funded by participating energy suppliers, like us, who are trying to help our vulnerable customers and make sure that they can enjoy a cozy home without worrying about the cost of the bills.
Who can get the Warm Home Discount?
So there are two groups that can receive it, these are the "Core group" and the "Broader group". If you're in the Core group then you may qualify for the Warm Home Discount automatically, and the DWP will get in touch to let you know.
If you think that you're part of the Broader group then you'll need to apply for it. The discounts for this group are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis so you need to make sure that you apply when the window opens.
Who falls into the Broader group?
The Broader group includes a wide range of people, including those who are on:
Income-based Jobseeker's allowance.
Income Related Employment and Support Allowance.
There are also a number of other requirements, for example having parental responsibility for a child under 5 or receiving the Disability allowance.