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Do You Live in Ryedale and Could You Save Money On Your Energy Bills?

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8:09am 24th September 2014

As part of the Warm Home Discount Scheme a  five-year scheme introduced by the Government and delivered by the larger energy suppliers – vulnerable Ryedale residents could stay warm for less this winter.

The Warm Home Discount Scheme helps those in need with their winter energy costs by paying a credit onto the energy account of the qualifying account holder.

Major energy suppliers have signed up to the scheme and have  set eligibility criteria for receiving this

To be eligible customers must:

  • Be receiving the Savings or Guarantee & Savings element of the State Pension Credit
  • Be receiving eligible Means Tested Benefits
  • Have a household income below £16,190 and have a disability or long term illness
  • Or have a household income of below £16,190 and be spending more than 10% on fuel for adequate heating (usually 21 degrees for the main living area)

People who receive Pension Credit Guarantee or Pension Credit Guarantee and Savings, should automatically qualify for this year’s rebate of £140. The Department of Work and Pensions  will send letters  to all those who qualify confirming their supplier will make the payment.

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