Are you entitled to £130 off your heating bill?
Published on 20 December 2012 02:30 PM
There is still time to apply for the Warm Home Discount, which is a scheme funded by the large energy suppliers to help vulnerable people with their heating bills in the winter.
The scheme is expected to help around 2 million people annually until 2015 and in this year the rebate available is £130.
Mervyn Kohler, Special Advisor at Age UK, explains the scheme: ‘People on guaranteed pension credit or, if over 80, pension credit should receive the rebate automatically through the core group funding.'
‘However, if you are in receipt of other benefits then you check with your supplier, as there is a "broader group" with criteria set by the supplier.'
‘It is definitely worth checking as £130 can make a great difference with the rising cost of energy in the UK.'
The electricity suppliers involved in this scheme are:
- British Gas
- EDF Energy
- M&S Energy
- Sainsbury's Energy
- Scottish Gas
- Scottish Hydro
- Southern Electric
- Utility Warehouse
Find out whether you're eligible for a discount
If you think you may be eligible for this grant, get in contact with your local Age UK or call the Age UK's Information and Advice national helpline on 0800 169 65 65.
Visit the website of the Department for Energy and Climate Change for information on broader group schemes