Warm Home Discount Scheme

The Warm Home Discount Scheme gives a one-off payment of £150 to electricity customers who are potentially struggling to pay their energy bills during the cold winter months.

 

The Warm Home Discount Scheme now works differently depending on which country you live in. Please select where you live below to find out more.

Where do you live?

Scotland

If you live in Scotland, the Warm Home Discount scheme will work in the same way as previous years

If you receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit, on the qualifying date of 21 August 2022, you do not need to apply as you automatically qualify for the Warm Home Discount - Core Group 1 rebate. 


If you do not qualify for the Warm Home Discount - Core Group 1 rebate you will need to apply if you meet our criteria. 


Check to see if you are eligible and apply today. 

England and Wales

This year in England and Wales, if you’re eligible for the payment, you don’t need to apply.

Government changes introduced this year in England and Wales mean that, if you’re eligible to receive the £150 payment, you don’t need to apply.  


The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will write to you from November 2022 if you qualify for the Warm Home Discount – Core Group 1 or Core Group 2 rebate.

This letter will contain any next steps you may need to take to receive the rebate.
 

What is the Warm Home Discount Scheme?

Warm Home Discount is a Government-led scheme which requires electricity suppliers to offer additional support to people who are at risk of being fuel poor by way of a rebate of £150 to eligible customers.
There are three elements to the WHD rebate scheme:

  • Warm Home Discount – Core Group 1
    Eligible customers in receipt of Guarantee Pension Credit will be identified by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and should receive their rebate from us automatically
  • Warm Home Discount - Core Group 2
    Eligible customers in England and Wales no longer need to apply and will be identified by the DWP automatically
  • Warm Home Discount - Scotland Broader Group
    Customers in Scotland who are not eligible for Core Group 1, must apply each year by contacting us or completing our online application form if they meet our criteria. 

How will I receive my Warm Home Discount Rebate?

If you are eligible, we will provide your £150 payment by the end of March 2023

Credit meter

If you have a credit meter your Warm Home Discount rebate will be credited directly to your account. Once this has been applied it will show on your next bill. You'll also be able to view this via your online account. Log into MyAccount or register now - it only takes a few minutes.

Prepayment meter

If you're a prepayment customer you'll receive a voucher in the post along with instructions on how to redeem it. Please note that you can only redeem the voucher at the Post Office. Find the nearest Post Office to you.

Smart Pay As You Go meter

If you're a smart Pay As You Go customer, the rebate will be credited directly to your electricity meter. You'll receive confirmation that this has been completed. You'll also be able to view this in your online account. Log into MyAccount or register now - it only takes a few minutes.

 

 

Further help and advice about this year's scheme

If you need any more information about this year's scheme, head over to our Help and Support area.

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