What is the warm home discount scheme?
The Warm Home Discount scheme is not like the other grants in that you do not get paid directly, but instead receive a one-off discount of £140 when you pay your electricity bill over the winter. This counts as between the months of September and March, and you may be able to get the discount off of your gas bill instead, depending on your supplier and whether or not they provide you with both gas and electricity.
You can be eligible for the discount if you receive the Guarantee element of the Pension Credit or if you are in a low-income household. The discount won’t affect any of your other benefits.