Warm Home Discount Scheme

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered at on 9 March 2023.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what methodology his Department uses to determine eligibility for Warm Home Discount payments.

Photo of Amanda Solloway Amanda Solloway Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

Under Core Group 1 in England and Wales, and Core Group in Scotland, recipients of the Guaranteed Credit element of Pension Credit are eligible.

Under Core Group 2 in England and Wales, people who are both in receipt of a qualifying means-tested benefit or Tax Credit and living in a property with estimated high relative heating costs, calculated on the basis of property characteristics.

Under the Broader Group in Scotland, customers must apply through their energy supplier, who may set additional eligibility criteria on top of the minimum eligibility criteria set by the Government.

Further information can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/warm-home-discount-eligibility-statement-england-and-wales.

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