You can now get £140 off your electricity bill through the Warm Home Discount Scheme. 

The Warm Home Discount (WHD) is a government scheme aimed to help low income households - particularly those in fuel poverty - to reduce their energy bills. 

The scheme offers a one-off rebate of £140 from your electricity bill.

In 2016-17, if you are a pensioner who receives the guarantee credit element of pension credit, you will automatically be eligible for the rebate. 

However, you may also be eligible for the discount if your supplier is part of the scheme.  

If you are in receipt of certain benefits, on a low income, or you have a disability or illness, you may also be eligible. 

This part of the scheme works on a first come, first served basis, and Tighean Innse Gall (TIG) advise that you apply early to avoid disappointment.

Kirsty MacLeod, Senior Energy Officer at TIG says:

“If you need help in completing an application, get in touch with Tighean Innse Gall.  If you qualify, the warm home discount will be credited to your electricity account sometime before the 31st of May 2017.  If you use a pre-payment meter, it will be credited to your meter during or after a top-up.