You may receive a £400 discount on your bills, paid in monthly instalments until March 2023.
Warm House Discount (England and Wales) You may be eligible for £150 off your energy bill if receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit or are low income and living in a high energy cost score property.
Winter Fuel Payment If you were born on or before 25th September 1956, you may qualify for a £100 to £300 payment if you lived in the UK during the qualifying week.
Cold Weather Payment (England and Wales) Starting on 1st November 2022, you may automatically receive a £25 payment for every week where the average temperature for your postcode area is recorded/forecasted as zero or below, between November 2022 and March 2023.
Third Party Deductions In some cases, you may be able to have your bills partially paid directly out of your benefits. You can contact Jobcentre Plus or the Pension Service to apply.
You can contact your energy supplier for support if you are worried about paying your bills, as they should take your circumstances into consideration and work with you to agree on an affordable payment plan. Some suppliers offer grants from trust funds which may support you if you are in arrears. We advise contacting your supplier for more information on this.
You can also contact the British Gas Energy Trustwho will consider applications for grants from anyone, regardless of their supplier.
Prepayment Meter Support
You can access an emergency credit facility via your prepayment meter if you have ran out of gas and electricity. If this is not enough, you can contact your supplier and explain the situation as they have a responsibility to offer additional support when they can.