Published on: 28 Aug 2019 08:35

Written by: Maryhill Housing

The Warm Home Discount Scheme is now open for a number of electricity providers.
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 your electricity company or you will miss out.  The qualifying criteria may be different for each supplier.

You will need your electricity account number to apply online.  Please note that it may take suppliers until 31st March 2020 to process applications and apply the rebate to your account.

Applications are currently open for the followng suppliers - for more information click on the links to their webpages:-

British Gas

EDF Energy



Scottish Power

SSE/Scottish Hydro​

Applications are not yet open for Bulb customers however you can register your interest online:


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 [email protected]