The British Gas 2016/17 Warm Home Discount scheme is closed.
The 2017/18 scheme will open for applications in the autumn.
If you have already applied and were successful in your application, we’ll write to let you know when payment has been applied to your account (all payments will be made before 31st May 2017). If you are a PAYGE customer, you will receive a bar-coded voucher letter to allow you to apply the credit to your key.
For further information on the Warm Home Discount scheme, please visit https://www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme
Eligible households and how to claim
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.
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.
We reserve the right to close the scheme to applicants at any point.
 Subject to eligibility.
 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.
 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).