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The Warm Home Discount

Warm Home Discount applications are closed for winter 2019

Applications for winter 2020 to 2021 will open in autumn 2020.

You could get £140 off your energy bills under the Warm Home Discount Scheme. Register your interest from the end of May 2020.

There are 2 ways you can qualify for the Warm Home Discount Scheme:

  • in the 'core group' - you don't need to apply
  • in the 'broader group' - you can register your interest from the end of May and apply in Autumn 2020

The core group

You can get the Warm Home Discount with Bulb as part of the core group if both of the following apply: 

  • you are a Bulb member
  • you get the Guaranteed Credit element of Pension Credit

We'll add £140 to your Bulb account by 31 March 2021. 

The Department for Work and Pensions will send you a letter to let you know what you need to do to get the credit.

The broader group

If you're on a low income and receive certain benefits, you may qualify for the broader group with Bulb.

Find out about the eligibility criteria for the broader group.

Applications for the broader group are processed on a first come, first served basis. 

When you'll get paid

If your application is approved, we’ll pay you the discount 2 to 3 months from the date you applied. We’ll let you know when we’ve finished reviewing your application.

Why we ask for documents

When you apply, you'll be asked to submit proof of your eligibility, such as a letter showing you get one of the qualifying benefits, or the birth certificate of the child you're responsible for.

Ofgem asks us to get proof of eligibility under the broader group criteria. Our criteria include a wide range of benefits to make it easier for our members to provide proof that they're eligible. 

We’re audited by Ofgem to make sure we're applying our approved criteria properly.

We understand that the information in your documents is sensitive, so we store it on a secure database. We’ll delete all the documents 6 months after the scheme ends for 2020 to 2021.

 

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