The Warm Home Discount is a government scheme that gives extra help to people struggling with their energy bills. If you’re getting Pension Credit or are a low-income household, you could qualify for a one-off discount of £140 on your electricity bill, usually made between October and March. This doesn’t affect your Cold Weather or Winter Fuel payment.
Is the LECCY part of the Warm Home Discount Scheme?
Yes, the LECCY is part of the Warm Home Discount Scheme for the core group. This scheme is only mandatory for energy suppliers to offer once they reach a customer base of 250,000.
As it’s our mission to eradicate fuel poverty, we have opted into the scheme voluntarily before reaching the 250,000 threshold.
You qualify for the discount with the LECCY if all of the following applied to you on 8th July 2018:
- your electricity supplier was part of the scheme
- your name (or your partner’s) was on the bill
- you were getting the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (even if you get Savings Credit as well).
If you meet the criteria, you should receive a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions letting you know you qualify by 7th December 2018. If you don’t receive a letter by this date but think you qualify you can contact the Warm Home Discount Scheme helpline on 0800 731 0214, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
For more information on this scheme and to see if you’re eligible visit the Gov UK website.