Some people will be able to get £140 off their winter electricity bill for 2021/22 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme. This is a one-off discount on your electricity bill, paid directly to your energy provider on your behalf between September and March.
You may be eligible if you:
are receiving the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit and your electricity supplier is part of the Warm Homes Discount scheme. In this case, you should get £140 automatically deducted from your bill between September and March.are on a low income, already receive certain means-tested benefits and your electricity supplier is part of the Warm Homes Discount scheme. If you think you might be eligible, contact your electricity supplier in the first instance and they will be able to give you more details and confirm if you are eligible.are on a pre-pay or pay as you go electric meter. You will need to speak to your electricity provider to find out how to activate your deduction.
An important note about switching electricity suppliers
If you claim under the Warm Homes Discount scheme and decide to switch electricity suppliers, then it’s important to make sure that your new provider belongs to the Warm Homes Discount Scheme – otherwise you may not be able to claim the discount any more. Most energy suppliers are signed up to the scheme, but not all, so it’s important to check.
To check which energy suppliers offer the discount, you can visit GOV.UK.