Published on: 05 Aug 2019 12:00

Written by: Maryhill Housing

The Warm Home Discount for Utilita electricity customers will be open from 7th to 14th August 2019.

Applications can only be made during this period.
 
The Warm Home Discount Scheme is a Government-run scheme that is paid by your energy supplier. If you qualify they will award you £140 towards your electricity bill.
 
If you are receiving Pension Credit Guaranteed Credit you will be entitled to this payment and you don’t need to apply. A letter will be sent to you by the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) from October 2019. This letter will explain how to claim your £140 payment.
 
If you are not in receipt of Pension Credit Guaranteed Credit you will not get this payment automatically. You will need to apply to Utilita or you will miss out.
                   
To qualify for £140 towards your electricity bill from Utilita you will need to meet one of the follow criteria:-
 
1. You must be in receipt of Income Support or Income based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) and

  • You must have a child under 5 years old living with you, or;

  • You must receive one of following:-

    • Child Tax Credits with a disability or severe disability element, or;

    • Disabled Child premium, disability premium, severe or enhanced disability premium, or a pension premium.

 
2. You must be in receipt of Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

  • You must be in the Work Related Activity Group or Support Group and

  • You must have a child under 5 years old living with you, or;

  • You must receive one of following:

    • Child Tax Credits with a disability or severe disability element, or;

    • Disabled Child premium, disability premium, severe or enhanced disability premium, or a pension premium.

 
3. You must be in receipt of Universal Credit (UC), have an earned income of between £0 and £1,349 in at least one of the twelve preceding assessment periods and

  • You must have a child under 5 years old living with you, or;

  • You must receive one of following:

    • Disabled child element, or;

    • Limited capability for work and work- related activity element, or;

    • Limited capability or work element or have been placed in this group.

 
4. You must be in receipt of Child Tax Credits with an income below £16,190 and

  • You must have a child under 5 years old living with you, or;

  • You must receive the disability or severe disability element.

 
You can apply online at https://utilita.co.uk/help/warm-home-discount or telephone 0345 207 2000.
 
If you would like more information, or help to apply, please contact a member of our Financial Support Team on 0141 946 2466 or email fst@maryhill.org.uk