The Warm Home Discount Scheme is now closed for applications

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 / 2018 Warm Home Discount scheme. Unfortunately, we’ve reached our maximum number of applications for this year’s scheme and we’re not accepting any more applications.

We’ve received a lot of applications and are working through these as quickly as possible. If you've applied and are successful you’ll receive your discount before 31 March 2018. Some applicants will be asked to provide proof of their benefits or income. Please note if you don’t provide the proof requested we won't be able to pay you the discount.

How will I know if I've been successful?

If you're successful we'll write to you to confirm this. Then you’ll receive a one-off payment which you'll see on your statement or bill. If you’re a Pay As You Go customer we'll write to you telling you how to pick up the credit when you next top up your meter.

How do I apply for the Warm Home Discount Scheme next year?

Details of the 2018 / 2019 Warm Home Discount Scheme aren’t yet finalised but in the meantime, you can note your interest in the scheme and request a form to be sent when it opens. Please complete the form to register your interest ​for when the scheme opens. Don’t worry if you don’t hear from us for a while as the scheme will not open until later in the summer.


Am I eligible for the discount?

The scheme is open to two types of households – the 'Core' group and the 'Broader' group.

If you're in the Core group you'll receive a letter from the DWP towards the end of 2018. It'll tell you whether you'll be required to provide information to the Warm Home Discount Scheme helpline to claim the discount, or if you've been successfully matched and will receive the discount without needing to take any further action.

You're in the Core Group if you or your partner (as shown on your Pension Credit records) or Appointee, are the named electricity account holder and you receive either of the following:

  • The Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit only (not just the State Pension)
  • The Guarantee Credit element and the Savings Credit element of Pension Credit

If you’re in the Broader group, you can apply for it if you meet the qualifying criteria. The details to see if you're eligible will be released when the 2018 / 2019 applications open.

Other ways we can help you

If you’re struggling to pay for your energy, please let us know, there may be other ways we can help. We can also give you energy saving tips that could save you money. Take a look at our energy efficiency and saving advice page to find out more, or call us on 0800 072 7201.