Am I eligible?
You qualify for the discount if all of the following apply:
- your electricity supplier is part of the scheme
- your name (or your partner’s) is on the bill
- you are getting the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (even if you get Savings Credit as well)
The discount won’t affect your Cold Weather Payment or Winter Fuel Payment so you could still be eligible.
You can also qualify for the discount if you use a pre-pay or pay-as-you-go electricity meter. You’ll need to speak to your electricity supplier to find out how you’ll get the discount if you’re eligible – it could be that you receive a voucher you can use to top up your meter.
If you don’t meet the above needs but you think you still qualify, you may be able to apply directly to your electricity supplier for help. For example, if you don’t get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit but either you’re on a low income or you get certain means-tested benefits you may still be able to qualify.