The Warm Home Discount is a programme of support aimed at households who may struggle to pay their energy bills. The scheme was introduced by Government on 1st April 2011 and will run until 2021. Electricity suppliers will deliver the scheme and will primarily help qualifying customers by providing rebates on electricity accounts to help when bills may be higher over the winter period.
Some customers will qualify automatically for a rebate and if you do you’ll receive a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions telling you this. Otherwise you can apply to ScottishPower for the rebate if you meet certain eligibility criteria. Find more information on whether you qualify for the scheme below, in the section titled ‘Are you eligible for a Warm Home Discount rebate during 2020/2021?'.
If you’re a ScottishPower domestic customer on the qualifying date 05th July 2020 and are receiving:
You don’t need to apply to receive the rebate as you’ll receive a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions during 2020 confirming that you qualify for the Warm Home Discount rebate and advising you what to do next.
If you or your partner were in receipt of Pension Credit Guarantee Credit on the qualifying date 05th July 2020 and believe you may qualify for the rebate but have not received a letter by December 2020, please contact the Warm Home Discount Scheme helpline.
Telephone: 08007310214, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. This helpline is for Pension Credit Guarantee Credit customers only.
The deadline date to claim a Warm Home Discount Scheme rebate for Pension Credit Guarantee Credit customers is the 28th February 2021. Please ensure you contact the helpline prior to this date in order for you to not miss out.
To qualify for the ScottishPower Warm Home Discount Broader Group rebate, you must be a domestic ScottishPower account holder and you or another member of your household must be in receipt of:
or, if the following applies you may also qualify, if
AND your household also meets at least one of the following criteria:
There is a child permanently living in your household who:
You or another member of your household:
If you or someone in your household meets the Broader Group criteria above, the relevant person can apply for a Warm Home Discount Broader Group rebate. You can apply online, by following the link below or contact us directly.
Please note, to verify eligibility for the Warm Home Discount Scheme, ScottishPower may:
For applicants who qualify and apply for the rebate online while the application process is open the rebate will be paid by 31st March 2021. If your circumstances change after you apply you must let us know as you may no longer be eligible for the rebate
Please note, that the household must have a ScottishPower domestic electricity account when the Broader Group rebate is paid. Only one rebate will be made per electricity account.
If you change energy supplier between applying for the Warm Home Discount scheme and the rebate being paid, you will no longer be eligible for a rebate under the ScottishPower Warm Home Discount Scheme and you will need to apply to your new energy supplier for a rebate under the Warm Home Discount scheme. Eligibility criteria might differ between energy suppliers. If you receive both your electricity and gas from ScottishPower, on receipt of payment you may ask for the Warm Home Discount to be transferred on to your gas account.
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