What is the Warm Home Discount Scheme?

The Warm Home Discount Scheme (WHD) is a government-led scheme offering a one-off payment of £140 (inclusive of VAT) towards energy costs. 

The scheme was introduced by the Government in April 2011 to help customers most in need. Find out more information about the Warm Home Discount Scheme and if you're eligible.

When is the Warm Home Discount rebate provided? We aim to provide payments for the 2021/22 scheme year by end of February 2022.

Who automatically gets the Warm Home Discount?

If you're in receipt of the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit, then you should automatically receive the Warm Home Discount each year. The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) will write to you to let you know if you're eligible.

Do I qualify for the Warm Home Discount Scheme?

Qualifying for the Warm Home Discount    Support Plus Group

Remember, even if you've received the rebate in the past you need to reapply for it every year.

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 eligibility combinations listed below that you'll need to meet as an EDF customer or as someone living with an existing EDF customer.

Six eligibility combinations for this year's Warm Home Discount Scheme

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-related Employment and Support 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, 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
     
  • Receives a work-related activity or support group component

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 2020 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

Gross taxable annual household income* 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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We want everyone to benefit from our zero carbon electricity tariffs at zero extra cost(1). Refer your friend to EDF and once they're on board we'll credit both your accounts with £50!

Tips to help you reduce your energy

Now that we're all working, cooking, exercising and relaxing at home, we're naturally using more energy. All of this has an impact on our bills and the size of our carbon footprint. So, how can you be more low-carbon and energy-efficient at home without spending a penny?

Read our advice on how to reduce your energy use in every room of your home. 

Looking forward to a low carbon future?

The average carbon footprint per person in the UK, per year, is around 13 tonnes(2). So that we can limit global warming to 1.5°C, we need to reduce our individual carbon footprint to just 2 tonnes a year.

At first glance this sounds like a lot, so we've put together some easy tips to get you started.