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23rd July 2020
The Warm Home Discount is a Government scheme funded by suppliers. Its designed to help lower income and vulnerable households with their energy costs during the winter.
If you meet certain criteria, you may qualify to receive the payment of £140.
Apply online or with the My Utilita app.
If you are in the core group, you automatically qualify and do not need to apply.
If you are in the Core Group, you automatically qualify, and you do not need to apply. The Department for Work & Pensions tells us who is in this Group – and everyone in this group gets the payment.
If you are in this Group and a live Utilita customer on the qualification date of the 5th July 2020 you will receive a letter confirming this from the Department for Work and Pensions in Autumn.
If you’re live with another supplier on this date, you’ll need to contact them regarding your Warm Home Discount.
We will contact everyone in this group with an update in October.
For more information, please visit the Department for Work and Pensions at www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme/guarantee-pension-credit.
Please note - you may be asked to supply evidence that you receive your benefits after you apply for the Warm Home Discount.
You may apply for the Warm Home Discount IF you meet our Broader group criteria – we only use the mandatory criteria set by Ofgem.
If a permanent resident in your household receives one of the ‘Main benefits’ and one of the ‘Sub elements’ - you can apply to receive the discount.
The ‘Main benefits’ are
The ‘Sub elements’ are
If you received the Warm Home Discount from us last year in the Broader Group and you still qualify – the good news is – you will receive it again from us this year. You will still need to apply during the application window.
Your evidence must be a clear photograph or scanned copy of official documents that clearly shows:
The evidence must be an award or an update letter from the Department for Work and Pensions or Job Centre Plus that confirms your entitlement to the benefit.
Please do not provide bank statements or payment deduction letters as evidence.
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We only use the mandatory criteria that are set by Ofgem to verify Broader Group applications. All suppliers must use the mandatory criteria as a minimum, although suppliers are able to expand on this, within limits regulated by Ofgem.
We’ll let ALL Broader applicants know if they’ve been successful or not by October.
We will be spreading the payments between December 2020 and February 2021 – if you are eligible to receive the payment, we’ll provide more information about how and when you will receive it by October 2020.
Minor changes to your daily routine and home can have a big impact on the amount of energy you use each month and therefore the amount you are spending. We recommend visiting our energy efficiency page www.utilita.co.uk/save-energy for guidance on the best way to bring your energy usage down.
You can also get impartial energy advice by visiting the Simple Energy Advice website on www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk or by contacting them on 0800 444 202.
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