If you’re on a low income in Scotland

The Warm Home Discount Scheme for winter 2023 to 2024 has closed. It will reopen in October 2024.

If you’re entitled to the discount but have not received it yet, you can contact the helpline until 31 March 2024. The helpline cannot help with new applications.

You do not need to apply if you get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit. You’ll automatically get a letter telling you about the discount if you’re eligible.

Otherwise, you’ll need to apply directly to your energy supplier.

You might be eligible if all of the following apply:

Your electricity supplier may have extra eligibility criteria. They’ll also tell you which benefits mean you are eligible.

This is known as being in the ‘broader group’.

If you’re eligible 

Your electricity supplier will apply the discount to your bill by 31 March 2024. You’ll need to stay with your supplier until they’ve applied the discount.