The British Gas 2018/19 Warm Home Discount scheme is open for applications
Our scheme is first come first served and even if you have received the discount previously, you’ll need to apply again for future schemes.
For further information on the Warm Home Discount scheme, please visit https://www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme
What is the Warm Home Discount scheme?
The Warm Home Discount scheme (WHDS) offers a one off payment of £140 (inclusive of VAT) towards the energy bills of households that need it most in England, Scotland and Wales.
The scheme was introduced by the Government in April 2011 and administered by energy suppliers. The discount is provided to eligible customers as a payment credited to their electricity energy account, or as a £140 credit on their prepayment card or key, during the winter.
The Warm Home Discount Scheme separates eligible households into two groups - the 'Core' group and the 'Broader' group.
Warm Home Discount - need to know
You will need to apply for the scheme each year in order to be considered for payment and we reserve the right to close the scheme to applicants at any point.
In order to complete a registration we will need details of all the benefits you receive and amounts, as well as any other household income. Please have this information when you call us.
Please also keep any correspondence you may have confirming household income or benefits gained, as you may be asked to provide documentary evidence to support your claim, as required by Scheme Guidelines.
- Credit customers and Pay as you go customers can call us on: 0333 202 9802
Subject to eligibility. Household income includes War Disablement Pension, Disablement Pension Allowance and Working Tax Credit. Household income excludes Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance or PIP, Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit; and is before tax and National Insurance are deducted (gross income).
 We may record calls to help improve our service to you. Calls to 0800 numbers are free from mobiles and landlines. Calls to 0330/0333 numbers will cost you no more than 01 or 02 numbers from landlines and mobiles. If you get 'inclusive minutes' with your package, calls to 0330/0333 numbers will be part of these.
 Eligibility requires the customer household to include a child aged 5 years or under or for the account holder (or partner) to be in receipt of Child Tax Credit that also includes disability or severe disability element, Disability Premium, or Pensioner Premium.