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The winter months are here and that brings colder temperatures, so it’s important that you keep your home as well heated as possible. This can mean the bills are higher than usual, and it may be a struggle to pay for the energy you’re using.
Did you know - there are heating benefits that you could be entitled to, to help you with your bills this winter?
The first of these is the Warm Home Discount Scheme. Simply, this is a one-off £140 discount to your electricity bill between September and March. The money goes straight to your supplier and isn’t paid directly into your account. To find out more about the Warm Home Discount Scheme and your eligibility please visit their website.
The Winter Fuel Payment is the second of these benefits and could enable you to get up to £300 to pay for your heating bills if you were born on or before 5 November 1953.
Cold Weather Payment is the last of the Government benefits you may be entitled to if you are receiving other benefits. The Cold Weather Payment is given if the temperature in your area is forecasted to be zero degrees or below for seven consecutive days. You will be given £25 for each seven-day period between 1 November and 31 March.
We can help
It could be that you are missing out on some heating benefits this winter and want to make a claim to get some support. If you want some help making an application, please get in touch.
Your local Home Energy Advisor can also assist you with finding the best energy tariff and discounts on your energy bill, show you how to use your heating and hot water system, applying for grants to help you clear utility debts, installing free energy and water saving devices, giving advice on how to reduce or eliminate damp and condensation and helping you reduce your water bills.
For more information about our Home Energy Advice Team check out their web pages, or to book a HEAT visit please call the Customer Service Centre on your regional number, select option 4 and ask for the Home Energy Advice Team, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.