More About Bulb Warm Home (UK)
Bulb Warm Home Discount Eligibility:
You can contact your supplier to check if you are eligible to get the discount which will not affect your Cold Weather Payment or Winter Fuel Payment. There are 2 ways through which you can qualify for the Bulb Warm Home Discount scheme. You should either fall into the following two categories:
1. Core Group
2. Broader Group
How to apply for this scheme depends on how you qualify for the discount. You can still qualify for the discount if you use pre-pay or pay-as-you-go electricity meter or you can use a voucher provided by your supplier to top up your meter.
Groups For Bulb Warm Home Discount:
a. Core Group:
If you receive the guaranteed credit of pension then you already fall into this group and you don’t need to apply for anything. The Bulb Warm Home Discount applies automatically to your bill.
b. Broader Group:
If you are on a low income and meet your energy supplier’s criteria for the scheme. You sometimes need certain credits such as income support or universal credits to qualify for the Bulb Warm Home Discounts.
Being in the core group gives you benefits in many ways for example you don’t need to apply for anything and you’ll receive a letter from Work or Pension to automatically receive the discount. If you don’t receive any letter, you need to ring the Bulb Warm Home Discount helpline 0800 731 0214.
In the broader group, you need to ask your energy supplier to apply for Bulb Warm Home Discount. Different suppliers have different criteria of applying so make sure about that too. Most of the time suppliers offer the Bulb Warm Home Discount on first come, first serve basis so you should make contact with them as soon as possible.
Offers By Bulb Warm Home Discount:
There are certain companies which offer Bulb Warm Home Discount from “Affect Energy” to “Utility Warehouse”. You can ask your supplier directly whether it is listed within the Bulb Warm Home Discount list.
If you receive gas and electricity from the same supplier, you can use the discount as per your need and switch your discount to your gas bills instead of electricity but it doesn’t work if you are using different suppliers for different bills.