Could you be eligible for £140 rebate?

Following a hugely successful third year in which we helped over 200,000 EDF Energy customers, giving out over £27 million in rebates, Warm Home Discount is now open for a fourth year.

What is Warm Home Discount?

Warm Home Discount is a government-led scheme that was introduced in 2011. It involves the government and electricity suppliers working together to offer extra support to people struggling to afford their energy. There are a number of ways the scheme can offer support, including rebates. A rebate is a one-off payment towards a person's electricity costs. For 2014/15, the Warm Home Discount rebate is £140.

There are two types of rebates:

1. Warm Home Discount

If you receive Pension Credit, you will automatically qualify for the Warm Home Discount rebate if, on 12 July 2014 (the qualifying date), you either;

  1. Receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit OR
  2. Are aged 65 and over and receive both the Guarantee Credit and Savings Credit elements of Pension Credit

If this applies to you, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) should write to you this autumn and let you know. They'll also tell us so we can pay your rebate. You don't need to apply for this.

2. Warm Home Discount – Support Plus rebate

Our customers, who do not automatically qualify for the Warm Home Discount rebate, can apply for Warm Home Discount – Support Plus. To qualify for Support Plus, you, or your partner living with you, must receive one of the following six benefit combinations:

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Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  1. You have a child under the age of five who lives with you, or
  2. Disability Living Allowance for a child who lives with you, or
  3. You, or another adult living with you, receive any one of the following additions to Income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • A work-related activity or support group component 
  • Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment
  • Long-term Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance

Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  1. You have a child under the age of five who lives with you, or
  2. Disability Living Allowance for a child who lives with you, or
  3. You, or another adult living with you, receive any one of the following additions to Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance;
  • Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment
  • Long-term Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance

Income Support and one of the following

  1. You have a child under the age of five who lives with you, or
  2. Disability Living Allowance for a child who lives with you, or
  3. You, or another adult living with you, receive any one of the following additions to Income Support:
  • Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment
  • Long-term Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance

Child Tax Credits and income

You receive Child Tax Credits and have a household income of £16,010 or less

State Pension Credit - Savings Credit only*

*If you receive Pension Credit, you will AUTOMATICALLY qualify for the Warm Home Discount rebate if, on 12 July 2014 (the qualifying date), you either:

  • Receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit only, or
  • Are aged 65 and over and receive both the Guarantee Credit and Savings Credit elements of Pension Credit


If this applies, you SHOULD NOT APPLY for Support Plus.

Working Tax Credit and household income

If you receive Working Tax Credit and you have a household income of £16,010 or less and...

  • You have a child under the age of five who lives with you, or
  • You're in receipt of a disabled worker element or severe disability element or
  • You're aged 62 years or over

 

 

 

 

What happens now?

When are rebates paid?

Rebates will be paid from winter 2014(1) to the end of March 2015 as a one off payment.

 

Successful applications

To prove you meet this criteria, you may be asked to provide documentary evidence to a third party company that we work with. You'll only receive the rebate if your application is successful and you’re still an EDF Energy customer when the rebate is applied. We’ll pay rebates under this scheme up to the end of March 2015.