1. What you'll get

You could get £140 off your electricity bill under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

The money isn’t paid to you - it’s a one-off discount on your electricity bill between October and April.

Applications for winter 2016 to 2017 have now closed.

If you qualify, you should have received a letter about the discount by 16 December 2016.

The discount won’t affect your Cold Weather Payment or Winter Fuel Payment.

Pre-pay or pay-as-you-go meters

You can also qualify for the discount if you use a pre-pay or pay-as-you-go electricity meter.

Your electricity supplier can tell you how you’ll get the discount if you’re eligible, for example a voucher you can use to top up your meter.