Supporting customers who need it with a one-off electricity payment of £140.
Eligible households and how to claim
The Warm Home Discount Scheme separates eligible households into two groups - the 'Core' group and the 'Broader' group.
Core group (Pension Credit customers)
If you are a Pension credit customer you will be automatically considered for the discount and the Government will write to those who are potentially eligible for the winter 2017/2018 discount in autumn 2017.
You may qualify for this energy discount if you are the named or partner of the named account holder on 9th July 2017 (the qualifying date) and you:
Receive only the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (without receiving the Savings Credit)
Receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit as well as the Savings Credit.
If you meet the following conditions, you do not need to do anything now to get your discount in 2017/2018.
To find out more about the eligibility criteria, please visit this page: https://www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-schemethis
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Broader group (existing Sainsbury's Energy customers)
Broader group is existing Sainsbury's Energy customers who must continue to be in supply of their electricity with Sainsbury's Energy when the payments are made in winter 2017/2018 (any time up to 31st March 2018).
To qualify you must be the account holder or partner of the named account holder and are required to meet one of the following criteria:
In receipt of the Savings or Guarantee & Savings element of the State Pension Credit (unless already qualifying as part of Core Group).
In receipt of one of the following means tested eligible benefits:
- Income Support.
- Income based Jobseekers’ Allowance.
- Income related Employment and Support Allowance (which includes a work related activity or support component).
- Universal Credit (low income elements).
And includes one of the following:
- Child element for children aged 5 or under.
- Disabled child element.
Be a customer with a gross annual household income (HHI) of less than £16,190 and the account holder is living with mental or physical disability or illness, or there is vulnerability within the home (children living in the house aged 5 or under) or of pensionable age.
Be a customer with a gross annual household income (HHI) of less than £16,190 and spend 10% or more of household income on energy bills to heat the property.