Warm Home Discount broader group criteria

To apply for the Warm Home Discount from Bulb under the 'broader group', you need to receive an eligible low income benefit.

One of the additional eligibility criteria must also apply to you.

Low income benefits

The eligible low income benefits are:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (IR ESA) which includes a support or work-related activity component
  • Child Tax Credit that’s been awarded based on an annual income of £16,190 or less
  • Universal Credit with an earned income of £1,349 or less in at least one assessment period since 1 October 2018
  • the Savings element of Pension Credit
  • Housing Benefit with a total annual household income of £16,190 or less
  • Working Tax Credit that’s been awarded based on an annual income of £16,190 or less

Additional criteria

The additional eligibility criteria are:

  • you’re responsible for a child aged 16 or younger who normally lives with you
  • you’re aged 65 or older
  • you get a disabled child premium
  • you get a disability premium, enhanced disability premium or severe disability premium (this includes Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Attendance Allowance)
  • you get a pensioner premium, higher pensioner premium or enhanced pensioner premium
  • you get the 'limited capability for work' or 'limited capability for work and work-related activity' element of Universal Credit
  • you get the disabled child element of Universal Credit
  • you get the disability or severe disability element of Child Tax Credit
  • you get the Carer's Premium or Carer's Allowance for someone in your home
  • you get the disability or severe disability element of Working Tax Credit
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