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Households Told to Act Now for £140 Discount on Winter Energy Bills

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Households told to act now for £140 discount on winter energy bills - how to claim it

The Warm Home Discount is a support scheme for households who may struggle to pay their energy bills during the colder months - and applications are now open for winter 2020

The Warm Home Discount is an annual scheme offered to more than a million families who may struggle to pay their gas and electricity bills over the colder months.

It's a one-off £140 discount - and is available to those on certain state benefits and others who may be classed as vulnerable, such as pensioners.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), which runs the scheme, says 1million retired people have already been enrolled because they claim pensions credit.

It said the money will be taken off their bills by March 2021, with most pensioners receiving their discounts between now and January.

A further 220,000 pensioners who meet the eligibility criteria but do not automatically qualify are now being contacted ahead of winter.

However, with 1.5million pensioners on pensions credit - it could mean many people still lose out.

The scheme is also not only open to pensioners. Anyone classed as vulnerable or on a low income can apply.

You'll have to be quick but if your claim is a success, it could make a significant difference over winter.

For more details visit : https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/warm-home-discount-energy-apply-22478337

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