Warm Home Discount Scheme

The Warm Home discount scheme is designed to provide financial help to low income and vulnerable households.

The Warm Home discount scheme is designed to provide financial help to low income and vulnerable households.

The Warm Home Discount Scheme isn’t a cash payment. Instead, you’ll get a one-off discount on your EquiPower bill or extra credit on your Pay as You Go meter. You’ll get this between October 2016 and May 2017.

The scheme is open to two types of households – the ‘Core’ group and the ‘Broader’ group.

If you’re in the Core group you’ll get the Warm Home Discount automatically.

If you’re in the Broader group, you can apply for it if you meet the qualifying criteria.

This page explains the differences between each group and how to get the Warm Home Discount if you’re eligible.

Core group (Pension Credit customers)

You may automatically be able to get the discount if you or your partner are the named EquiPoweraccount holder on the 10thJuly 2016 and receive either of the following:

  • The Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit only (not just the State Pension).
  • The Guarantee Credit element and the Savings Credit element of Pension Credit.
    If you receive these benefits, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) will write to you between October and December 2016 to confirm if you’re entitled to the discount and if you need to do anything else. You won’t need to contact us.

If you were not being supplied with EquiPoweron the 10thJuly 2016, your old supplier will be instructed to apply the discount.

Broader group

If you’re not automatically eligible for the Warm Home Discount as a member of the Core group, you can still apply for it if you or your partner meets the qualifying criteria.

The following is a full list of the eligibility criteria for the Warm Home Discount Scheme ‘Broader’ group 2016/17

Pensioners

Do you receive any pension-related benefits?

I receive the Savings or Guaranteed element of Pension Credit Or
I receive Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit AND a pensioner premium (all rates)

Chronically sick and/or disabled people

I receive Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance AND either Housing or Council Tax benefit OR

I receive Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit AND one of the following statements applies to me:

I have a child living with me who was born on or after 01 April 2011

I receive Disability Living Allowance / or I receive Disability Living Allowance on behalf of a child living with me who was born on or after 01 April 1997

I receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) / Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

I receive Incapacity benefit or Serve Disablement Benefit (these only relate to Income Based Jobseekers allowance)

I receive War Disablement Pension

I receive Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

I receive an additional payment (such as the work-related activity group or support component of Employment and Support Allowance) because I am sick or disabled.
A limited capacity for work element (with or without a work-related activity element (this is only relates to Universal Credit)

I receive a disability premium (all rates)

OR

I have a total household annual income of less than £16,190 AND receive Working Tax Credits or the Universal Credit equivalent AND a Disability Living Allowance (DLA)/ Personal Independence Payments(PIP)?

Families

I receive Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, or income-related Employment and Support Allowance AND one of the following statements applies to me:

I have a child living with me who was born on or after 01 April 2011

I receive Disability Living Allowance on behalf of a child living with me born on or after 01 April 1997

OR

I have a child living with me who receives free school meals who was born on or before 01 April 2008

OR

My total household annual income is less than £16,190 and I receive child tax credit OR the universal credit equivalent AND one of the following

I receive a disability premium (all rates)

I receive a pensioner premium (all rate)

I have a child living with me who is under 8, born on or after 01 April 2008

I receive child tax credit which includes a disability premium for a child living with me who was born on or after 01 April 1997

I have a disabled child with a disability premium living with me born on or after 01 April 1997

How to apply

Email us:
at info@ebico.org.uk with your name, and the address and postcode to which your EquiPower is supplied.

Call us:
on 0800 458 7689
or 01993 608 404