Did you know you might be able to get further assistance with your winter fuels bills, in addition to the government winter fuel payment, from the warm home discount scheme.
There are two groups of households that could be eligible for the extra payment. Regardless of the group you fall into you could receive an additional one off payment of £140 credited against your gas or electricity bill.
To fall into the core group you will need to have been the named account holder or partner and been in receipt of the guarantee element of pension credit on 5 July 2020. This is the qualifying date for this year's payment. If you fall within the core group you do not need to make an application for this payment as the Department for Work and Pensions will write to potentially qualifying payment to discuss where the payment should be made. The payment will be applied to your account before 31 March 2021.
If you fall into the broader group you will be in receipt of income support, income based job seekers allowance, income related employment support allowance, universal credit, have an annual household income of less than £16,190 or receive pension credit guarantee and savings or pension credit savings only. In addition to these you will also need to show evidence of disability payments via child tax credit or other state benefits paid for health needs ie disability living allowance, attendance allowance, personal independence payment. For those in the broader group you will need to apply to claim the benefit and provide evidence of your eligibility.
If you need help in applying for this discount please contact our team who would be happy to make the application on your behalf.