Teddie G on 19 February 2021

After seeing posts on social media about people receiving cold weather payments of £25 into their bank accounts it got me thinking how much people are not aware of the £140 warm home discount. This can be applied for yearly by those on low income directly from your gas/electricity supplier if people are eligible it’s put on either your gas or electricity meter and is a huge help. This is one of a few things my family are entitled to and it’s a huge help but I’ve realised through Facebook groups and the work I do with my community food bank that not everyone is aware of this discount. I’m adding the gov.uk link on it so anyone reading this can investigate their eligibility if they are not aware of this. It’s a shame people are not told what they can apply for as lots of people miss out due to lack of knowledge. I’ve also realised this past couple of weeks when advising people what they could be entitled to that a lot of people don’t realise that Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is not means tested AND that you can still work and get PIP. It makes me sad that this info doesn’t get to those who need it. https://www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme

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