The majority of pensioners will be awarded this automatically if they are eligible and will receive a letter in October or November informing them how much they will get.
Warm Home Discount
Individuals could get £150 off their electricity bill for winter 2022 to 2023 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.
The money is not paid to them – it’s a one-off discount on the electricity bill, between October 2022 and March 2023.
People may be able to get the discount on their gas bill instead if their supplier provides them with both gas and electricity and they’re eligible. Individuals can contact their supplier to find out.
Individuals qualify if they either:
– Get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit
– Are on a low income and have high energy costs.
For people in Scotland, people qualify if they receive the same benefit and are on low income but they need to meet their supplier’s specific criteria.