Warm Home Discount Scheme
Under Warm Home Discount Scheme social tarrifs will be phased out and two separate groups will be offered a credit of £135 a year. The groups will include:
- Pensioners receiving the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit
- Customers in vulnerable groups such as those on low income, disability or a child under 5 or a child with a disability.
Pensioners in the first group will qualify automatically.
Eligibility for the second group will vary between energy suppliers with some being more generous than others. They will need to apply for the credit.
The deadline for applications for the 2013/14 Winter is 14th March 2014.
All six big energy suppliers are taking part in the scheme
British Gas, Eon, N.Power, Scottish Power, Southern Energy, and EDF
Including some smaller suppliers, Atlantic, Equipower, Equigas, Manweb, M&S Energy, Sainsbury's Energy, Scottish Gas, Scottish Hydro, SSE, Swalec and Utility Warehouse.
It is recommended that you check with your supplier as soon as possible.