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Warm Home Discount - what is it and will I be eligible?

It’s the tenth year this government scheme has been running. The scheme helps to support customers with a one-off rebate towards their energy costs. For 2020/21, the Warm Home Discount rebate is £140.

There’s a limit to the number of rebates we can payout under the scheme. So if you’re eligible don’t delay – apply now.

Warm Home Discount - Core Group

If you received the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit, on the qualifying date of 5 July 2020, you should receive a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).  Please read this letter carefully, as there may be action you need to take in order to receive the rebate. 

If you qualify, we aim to provide your rebate by 28 February 2021.

Warm Home Discount - Support Plus

If you don't automatically qualify you can still apply for our Warm Home Discount - Support Plus. To be able to apply you'll need to meet certain eligibility criteria. There are six benefit combinations listed below that you'll need to meet as an EDF customer or as someone living with an existing EDF customer.

Income Support and one of the following:

  • Has parental responsibility for a child under the age of 5 who ordinarily resides with you
  • Receives a disabled child premium or Child Tax Credit which includes a disability or severe disability element
  • Receives a disability premium, enhanced disability premium, severe disability premium
  • Receives a disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment or Attendance Allowance for you or another adult living with you
  • Receives a pensioner premium, higher pensioner premium or enhanced pensioner premium

Income-based Job Seekers Allowance and one of the following:

  • Has parental responsibility for a child under the age of 5 who ordinarily resides with you
  • Receives a disabled child premium or Child Tax Credit which includes a disability or severe disability element
  • Receives a disability premium, enhanced disability premium, severe disability premium
  • Receives a disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment or Attendance Allowance for you or another adult living with you
  • Receives a pensioner premium, higher pensioner premium or enhanced pensioner premium

Universal Credit and have earned income less than £1,349 in at least one month since 1st October 2019 and one of the following:

  • Receives the limited capability for work element, with or without a work-related activity element
  • Receives the disabled child element;
  • Receives Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment or Attendance Allowance for you or another adult living with you
  • Receives the child element benefit for a dependent child who ordinarily resides with you
  • Termination of employment from 1st March 2020 due to COVID-19

Gross taxable annual household Income (HHI)* of less than £16,190 and one of the following:

  • Receives child benefit for a dependent child who ordinarily resides with you
  • Receives a disabled worker element or severe disability element, Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment or Attendance Allowance for you or another adult living with you
  • Receives carers allowance
  • Is aged 62 or over
  • In employment
  • Previously served in the armed forces

*Household income includes War Disablement Pension, Disablement Pension Allowance and Working Tax Credit; and is before tax and National Insurance are deducted (gross income). Household income excludes Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Attendance allowance, Disability Living Allowance or PIP, Child Benefit or Child Tax Credit

Pension Credit - Savings Credit ONLY (e.g. you do not receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit)

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