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Warm Home Discount Scheme

by Jonathan Kearney

Eligible Knowsley residents could benefit from a £140 discount on their electricity bill this winter.

If eligible, the one-off discount will be directly applied to people’s energy bills as part of the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

You could be eligible for the discount if you receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit or you’re on a low income and meet your energy providers criteria for the scheme.

The scheme opens on Monday 12 October.

How you apply for the Warm Home Discount Scheme depends on how you qualify for the discount.

The discount will not affect your Cold Weather Payment or Winter Fuel Payment and will be applied directly to your bill for the period between September 2020 and March 2021.

Pre-pay or pay-as-you-go meters

You can still qualify for the discount if you use a pre-pay or pay-as-you-go electricity meter.

Your electricity supplier can tell you how you’ll get the discount if you’re eligible, for example a voucher you can use to top up your meter.

Find out more on the Warm Home Discount Scheme website or call 0800 731 0214.