September has arrived, which means temperatures will start to cool over the next few weeks as the days get shorter, meaning households across the country will start to ramp up central heating to warm their homes. fuel bills.
To help cope with these rising costs, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is reminding people they could get £ 140 off their electricity bill for the winter of 2021 to 2022 as part of the Warm Home Discount Scheme, which will open on October 18, 2021.
The money is not paid to you directly – it is a one-time rebate on your electricity bill, between October and March 2022. You may be able to claim the rebate on your gas bill instead if your supplier supplies you with both gas and electricity. Contact your supplier to find out.
The discount will not affect your cold weather payment or your winter fuel payment.
Some customers will automatically be eligible for a rebate and will automatically receive a letter from DWP notifying you.
Am I eligible?
There are two ways to qualify for the Warm Home rebate program:
How do you apply for the Warm Home Rebate Program depends on how you qualify for the discount.
Prepayment or pmeters as you go
You can still benefit from the discount if you use a prepaid or prepaid electricity meter.
Your electricity supplier can tell you how you will benefit from the discount if you are eligible, such as a voucher that you can use to top up your meter.
How to register
Your electricity supplier decides who can benefit from the rebate.
The number of discounts that suppliers can give is limited. Check with your provider as soon as possible if you are eligible and how to apply – check with them even if you were eligible for a discount last year.
Your electricity supplier will apply the discount to your bill by March 31, 2022.
Only British Gas, E.on and Scottish Power have confirmed their participation this year, however, the energy companies listed below participated in the scheme during the winter of 2020 to 2021:
- Affect energy
- Avro Energy
- To reinforce
- Bristol Energy – only if you are eligible for the “core group”
- British gas
- British Gas Evolve (formerly British Gas X)
- Bulb energy
- Cooperative energy
- E (Gas and Electricity)
- Ecotricity – only if you are eligible for the “base group”
- EDF Energy
- Green Energy United Kingdom (GEUK)
- Green energy from the grid
- Green Star Energy –
- iSupply Energy
- Power of London
- Lumo – see OVO
- M&S Energy
- nPower Select
- Octopus energy
- Pure planet
- Qwest Energy
- Roar power
- Sainsbury’s energy
- Scottish Hydro
- Shell Energy
- So energy
- Southern Electric
- Symbio Energy
- Tonik energy
- Service point – only if you are eligible for the core group
- Utility warehouse
MoneySavingExpert.c0m has a comprehensive guide to knowing which energy supplier is open for applications or when it is supposed to – find out more here.
For more information on the Warm Home Discount Scheme for Winter 2021/22, visit the GOV.UK website here.
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