WHAT IS WARM HOME DISCOUNT?

Our Warm Home discount scheme is open for applications

The Warm Home Discount is a government scheme offering £140 energy credit to Members who need it most. It's paid by energy suppliers as a credit to your energy account. If you're on supply with Pure Planet and qualify, we’ll add £140 energy credit to your statement during winter 2020/ 21.

There’s two main groups that are eligible to receive the discount. They’re called ‘Core group’ and ‘Broader group’. Each energy supplier has their own criteria for Broader group, but it's mostly for those on a low income, or who receive certain means-tested benefits. Find out more about our criteria below.

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WHO'S ELIGIBLE?

Core Group

If you get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit, you’ll automatically qualify for the Warm Home Discount. There’s nothing you need to do — you’ll receive a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions before the end of 2020.

We’ll automatically apply your credit before the end of March 2021, and email you to let you know we've done it.

If you don’t get a letter but you think you should qualify, you can get in touch with the Department of Work and Pensions using the ‘Warm Home Discount helpline’ which opens in October.

Visit Warm Home Discount Scheme on GOV.UK

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?

Broader Group

If you don’t receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit, but you’re on a low income and recieve certain benefits, you could still benefit from the discount.

We’re now open for applications. You’ll need to apply for the Warm Home Discount using the link below — the number of discounts we can give are limited, so please apply as soon as you can.

If you qualify, we’ll add £140 energy credit to your account before the end of March 2021. Read more about who qualifies below.

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WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA?

Broader Group

Below are our Broader Group criteria for 2020/21. The Pure Planet account holder, or their partner, must meet one of the primary criteria, and one of the corresponding supporting criteria, if applicable, to qualify. So, for example, if Primary Criteria 1 applies to you or your partner, then one of the supporting criteria from a) to g) must also apply to qualify.

If you’re unsure about which benefits you receive, speak to Citizen’s Advice. They can help you ensure you’re claiming what you’re entitled to.

Visit CitizensAdvice.org.uk

For Income support:

Primary Criteria
You recieve...
Supporting Criteria
And at least one must apply to you...
1. Income support; or

2. Income-related employment and support allowance (ESA), which includes a support component; or

3. Income-related employment and support allowance (ESA), as well as being a member of the work-related activity group; or

4. Income-based job seekers allowance (JSA)
(a) You have parental responsibility for a child under the age of 5 who ordinarily resides with you

(b) You receive any one of the following:
- Child tax credit which includes a disability or severe disability element
- A disabled child premium
- A disability premium, enhanced disability premium or severe disability premium

(c) You have parental responsibility for a child between the ages of 5 and 18 who is in full time education

(d) You receive Personal Independence Payments, Disability Living Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Attendance Allowance for yourself or for another adult or child living with you

(e) You receive exemption from NHS prescription charges because you have on-going / chronic illness

(f) You have a disability

(g) You're living with a mental or physical disability or illness, verified by a doctor

For Universal Credit and Child tax credit:

Primary Criteria
You recieve...
Supporting Criteria
And at least one must apply to you...
1. Universal credit, and an earned income of between zero and £1,349 in at least one of the twelve preceding assessment periods; or

2. Child tax credit by virtue of an award which is based on an annual income not exceeding £16,190
(a) You have parental responsibility for a child under the age of 5 who ordinarily resides with you

(b) You receive any one of the following:
- Child tax credit which includes a disability or severe disability element
- A disabled child premium
- A disability premium, enhanced disability premium or severe disability premium

(c) You have parental responsibility for a child between the ages of 5 and 18 who is in full time education

(d) You receive Personal Independence Payments, Disability Living Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Attendance Allowance for yourself or for another adult or child living with you

(e) You receive exemption from NHS prescription charges because you have on-going / chronic illness

(f) You have a disability

(g) You're living with a mental or physical disability or illness, verified by a doctor

For Household annual income of less than £16,190:

Primary Criteria
You recieve...
Supporting Criteria
And at least one must apply to you...
1. A household annual income of less than £16,190You or your partner:

(a) Are aged 60 or over; or

(b) Receive Personal Independence Payments, Disability Living Allowance, Incapacity benefit or Attendance Allowance for yourself or another adult or child living with you; or

(c) Receive exeption from NHS prescription charges because you have an ongoing / chronic illness; or
(d) Have a disability; or

(e) Have a mental or physical disability or illness, verified by a doctor

or

Your household must include:

(a) A dependent child aged under 5 years and/ or

(b) A dependent child between 5 and 18 years in full time education

Other Primary Criteria:

Primary Criteria
You receive...
Supporting Criteria
And the corresponding criteria must apply to you...
1. Child tax credit by virtue of an award which is based on an annual income not exceeding £16,190(a) You have parental responsibility for a child who has a disability, and is in receipt of a qualifying component falling within paragraph (a) or (b) of the definition of a qualifying component (as in Income support and ESA criteria above)
2. Universal Credit, and an earned income of between zero and £1,349 in at least one of the twelve preceding assessment periods(a) You receive the limited capability for work or limited capability for work and work-related activity as construed in accordance with regulations 39 and 40 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013(a); or

(b) You receive the disabled child element or Universal Credit
3. The Savings element of the State Pension Credit, but do not receive the Guarantee element (so are aged 65 or over and on Pension Credit, but do not qualify for the Core Group)No supporting criteria needed
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