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Warm Home Discount Scheme 2022/23

Friday 23 September 2022

You may qualify for £150 off your electricity bill this winter with the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

Some changes have been made to the scheme this year:

  • The amount has increased from £140 to £150
  • The criteria have changed and the Government now expects that up to 750,000 more people will qualify
  • Most people will no longer have to apply as the payment will be automatic.

As before, there are two groups of people who will receive the payment.

  1. All pensioners who get Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit)
  2. People on most means-tested benefits (including Universal Credit, Income Support, Housing Benefit, Pension Credit (Savings Credit), and some people on Tax Credits) who also meet a High Energy Costs test.

Ofgem says, ‘If you are eligible, you should receive a letter from Government in November and December. In most cases, you will not need to do anything. Some people may be asked to contact a government helpline to confirm their eligibility.’