If you’re wondering what the EDF warm home discount is or you would like to know if you’re eligible you can find out by reading the guide below.
What Is The Warm Home Discount?
The warm home discount is a government scheme that is currently on its 8th year running. The scheme helps households who struggle with their heating bills. This help comes in the form of a one time rebate towards their energy bills, this year’s rebate is £140.
Warm Home Discount Eligibility
There are multiple reasons you may be eligible to receive the Warm Home Discount, if you get Pension Credit you may qualify for the rebate if on the 8th of July 2018 you were getting the Guaranteed Credit element of Pension Credit and if your name or your partners’ name was on your energy bill. If this applied to you, you should have received a letter from the DWP regarding the automatic rebate you would be receiving, if you haven’t received this you must complete an online form.
For the online form, there are other criteria you must meet to be eligible. The list is very long but you can check all of the possible criteria on the EDF website. Some examples are income support with one of the following, parental responsibility for a child under the age of 5 who ordinarily resides with you, you receive a disabled child premium or child tax credit which includes a disability or severe disability element, you receive a pensioner premium, higher pensioner premium or enhanced pensioner premium. Altogether there are 7 sets of criteria that would allow you to receive the EDF Warm Home Rebate.
How To Apply For The Warm Home Discount
If you have checked the criteria above and on the EDF website and it applies to you, you can apply for the scheme by calling EDF or by going onto their website and clicking the ‘Sign Up Now’ button.
To fill in the online form you need to enter your title and full name, your phone number, email address and date of birth and then enter what part of the criteria applies to you or someone you live with. Then you just need to enter your address, your electricity account number, consent to the terms and conditions and send off the form. You should receive a letter, email or call back from EDF to inform you of the rebate being accepted and sent to your account.