You qualify for the discount if on the ‘qualifying day’ (20 July 2013) your supplier was part of the scheme, your name (or your partner’s) was on the bill and you were either:
- 75 or over and getting the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (even if you get Savings Credit)
- under 75 and only getting the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (you won’t qualify if you also get Savings Credit)
If you don’t qualify
Some suppliers can offer the discount to vulnerable people (eg those on a low income).
Each supplier has their own rules about who else (known as the ‘broader group’) can get this help.
Check with the supplier if you meet their rules for broader group help and how to apply for it.
The following suppliers are part of the scheme: