The criteria for getting Warm Home Discount has changed.
The fuel poverty charity National Energy Action estimates “thousands, if not tens of thousands” of people are impacted.
Did you receive Warm Home Discount last January but haven’t received it yet?
Those on the guaranteed element of pension credit will receive it automatically, others on a low income now need to prove ‘high energy costs’. It is assumed that having a smaller home means lower bills, so many people find they are not entitled to it this year.
This means many who were eligible last winter and are still facing financial difficulties won’t get it.
If this is you, then please note the deadline to claim, or to challenge a claim, for this winter is Tuesday 28 February.
Call the government’s Warm Home Discount helpline on 0800 107 8002 (Government info on the discount) Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Check out how to do this at the Money Saving Expert’s website – link below: