Support to help pay for energy costs if you live in England

If you get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit,

or are on a low income and spend a lot on energy

You could check if you are eligible for:

Warm Home Discount

This pays £150 towards your electricity costs. This scheme is managed by energy suppliers that have chosen to take part.

To find out if you can get this, you will need to know who your electricity supplier is. If you aren’t sure, we tell you how to find out who supplies your energy here. 

If you get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit, you can find out if you are eligible and how you will receive this payment, here. 

If you’re on low income, visit this page to find out if you are eligible for Warm Home Discount and how to receive this payment.

If you were born on or before 25 September 1957

You could check if you are eligible for:

Winter Fuel Payment

This pays £150 – £600 to help with your heating bills.

Usually, you do not need to apply.

If you think you should be getting this but are missing out, find out what to do here.

You can find out more about the Winter Fuel Payment and if you can get it here.

If you get any of these benefits:

  • Pension Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit
  • Support for Mortgage Interest

You could check if you are eligible for:

Cold Weather Payment

This pays you £25 if it gets freezing (0 degrees or lower) where you live for a week or more.

If you qualify, you do not normally need to apply for this. The payment goes into the same account as your other benefits.

You can find out who can get Cold Weather Payment here. 

If you are not getting Cold Weather Payments and think you should be, you can find out what to do.

If you use an oxygen concentrator at home

You could check if you are eligible for:

Electricity refund

This gives you back the money you’ve spent on electricity to power your oxygen concentrator.

Find out how to claim your money back. If you live in:

London or the South West, visit the Air Liquide Healthcare website

North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, or West Midlands, visit the Baywater Healthcare website

East of England or East Midlands, visit the BOC Home Oxygen Service website

North East or South East, visit the Dolby Vivisol Home Respiratory Care website