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The Warm Home Discount Scheme: are you eligible?

Posted on 26 November 2015

The Warm Home Discount Scheme is a government initiative designed to provide financial assistance to low income households over the winter period. If households are with an energy provider who has signed up to be part of the scheme, eligible customers will receive a £140 rebate on their energy bills by 31st March 2016.

Co-operative Energy have signed up to the Warm Home Discount Scheme in order to provide support to our most vulnerable customers. If you’re part of a low income household, or receive certain means tested benefits, you may be eligible for a discount on your energy bills. For a quick and easy way to find out if you qualify for our Warm Home Discount Scheme, we’ve created a handy tool to help you work out if you’re entitled to a rebate of £140 off your energy bill, and whether or not you need to apply.

Try our handy tool here to find out if you're eligible.

Our Warm Home Discount Scheme is broken down into two groups; the Core Group and the Broader Group. If you qualify for the Core Group Scheme, you don’t need to apply. You’ll automatically receive the discount and we will contact you to inform you that we’ve credited your account.

However, if you don’t qualify for the Core Group Scheme, you may still be eligible for the rebate through the Broader Group Scheme.  For those of you who think you may qualify for the Broader Group, the first step is to check our qualifying criteria to make sure you’re entitled to the discount before you apply.

The Broader Group rebates are awarded on a first come, first serve basis, so you need to apply as soon as possible if you believe you qualify. Broader Group Scheme will be open to new applicants until 31st March 2016, however if the set quota is reached before that date, the scheme may close earlier.

To apply for the Broader Group Scheme, you will need to fill out our online application form and then we’ll contact you to let you know if your application has been successful. If you’re still unsure as to whether you can be part of our Warm Home Discount Scheme, you can check our Warm Home Discount FAQs page or contact a member of our Warm Home Discount Team by either Freephone 0800 954 0693 or emailing whd@cooperativeenergy.coop for more information. 

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