Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Helping vulnerable elderly people: the Warm Homes Discount

Today the government is announcing that the Warm Homes Discount will automatically benefit over one million vulnerable pensioners with lower energy bills – helping them with the cost of living. 

  • We all know how important it is that people keep their homes warm during the cold winter months, which is why we have worked with energy suppliers to automatically apply a discount to eligible pensioners’ fuel bills. 
     
  • This will save vulnerable pensioners – those receiving Pension Credit – £140 off their bills without them having to lift a finger. A further 220,000 pensioners who meet part of the eligibility criteria but are not yet benefiting will receive a letter encouraging them to claim via a dedicated helpline, and we will also be extending the Warm Home Discount Scheme until at least March 2022.
     
  • The government is committed to actively helping pensioners on low incomes with their energy bills, reducing the pressures on vulnerable customers who may be worried about the cost of living.

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