How to save £140 & keep the family warm this winter.

Nov 18, 2020 | Highlights, How to pay off debt, MAIN FEED

Although the nights are still quite mild, it’s time to see if you qualify for the Warm Home Discount Scheme. If you’re on certain benefits or a low income, you may be entitled to a £140 rebate on your energy bill and it only takes 10 minutes to find out. The individual energy companies set their own rules on who qualifies and, although you have until March 31 to claim the discount, these companies have a limit on how many payouts they make in one year, so you have a better chance if you get in early.I’m always harping on about switching energy suppliers to save cash but before switching please check whether they can offer you this discount. The good news is that most of the big companies do as you can see from the list below. Click on the links to apply or give them a call today. Will I qualify?If you, or a permanent resident in your home, receive one of the benefits in both Section A and Section B below, you should qualify for the discount.Section A
  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal credit
  • Household annual income less than £16,190
  • Pension Credit Guarantee & Savings, or Pension Credit Savings only
Section B
  • Child Tax Credit or Universal Credit equivalent (with or without a disability or severe disability element)
  • A disability premium, enhanced disability premium or severe disability premium
  • Disability Living Allowance/Attendance Allowance (for an adult or child within the household)
  • Long term Incapacity Benefit
  • A child under five living at the property
  • A disabled child premium
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Pensioner premium, higher pensioner premium or enhanced pensioner premium
  • State Pension
How do I claim?Atlantic – 0800 300 111Bristol Energy – 0808 281 2222British Gas – 0800 072 8625Cooperative energy – 0800 954 0693Economy Energy – 03331039053EDF Energy – 0800 015 0960E.ON – 0800 051 1480Extra Energy – 0800 953 4774First Utility – 01926 320700Flow Energy – 0800 0920202• GB Energy – see Co-operative energyM and S Energy – 0800 9 802 473Npower – 0800 172 6999Our Power – 0808 168 4534OVO – 01179 303 100Sainsbury Energy – 0800 107 1879Scottish Power – 0800 027 0072Southern Electric – 0345 071 3953Scottish Hydro – 0800 300 111Southern Electric – 0800 300 111Spark Energy – 0345 034 7474SSE – 0800 300 111Swalec – 0800 300 111Utilita – 03303 337 442Utility Warehouse – 0800 781 7777If you found this post useful please share it with your friends and don’t forget to like Broke in Bristol to never miss an update. More:10 steps to get out of debt10 of the best Autumn walks in & around Bristol

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