Warm Home Discount 2018 - getting ready to apply

  • 5 September 2018
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Update 25/02/2020 - the Warm Home Discount 2018 - 2019 is now closed. You can pre-register for the coming years Warm Home Discount in April!

 


It’s that time of year again - the weather is starting to get colder and it’s almost time to apply for this winter’s Warm Home Discount.

The Warm Home Discount is a one-off payment of £140 (including VAT) to go towards your winter energy costs.

We’re not quite ready to open applications yet, but we’ve set up an email alert for when we do. You need to register for this notification and can do so here.

If you’re not sure if you can apply, you can check if you’re eligible here.

Please be aware that unless you receive the Guaranteed element of Pension Credit (Guaranteed Pension Credit), you will need to apply again every year, even if you received the Warm Home Discount last year.

If you receive the Guaranteed element of Pension Credit, you are classed as a ‘Core Group’ customer and are guaranteed the payment every year without application to the scheme. Please look out for a letter from the DWP around October that confirms your eligibility. If you do not receive this letter from DWP by November, please call 0800 917 1003 to confirm your eligibility with DWP. If you do not contact by 28/02/2019, you will not be able to claim Warm Home Discount.


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I have asked this question before but haven't had any really clear answers , Is anybody aware when the applications are going to actually open please it's just it has normally started buy now I'm just concerned because the later it opens its going to take longer for them to process it would be nice to have for the winter instead of after ie Early Spring , also other companies have already started taking applications and in some cases have already started to prepare issuing payment in the next 6 weeks apparently many thanks Jen 
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do you have a rough date the applications will open?
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Every year is the same with (ovo)boost other suppliers are taking applications but not this lot you register for a remind email but get none
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if you've preregistered your interest through the above link, you'll receive an email as soon as the application window opens with boost.

once you receive the email you'll then be able to apply. alternatively keep an eye out here for the update
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I've moved your query here, @Jennie46, as we already had a topic on this.

We haven't confirmed a date for when the applications will open, rest assured this should be soon.

To receive an email when the application opens, you'll just need to pre-register your interest. All the information you need to do this is in this topic.

Eva
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hi other suppliers have started 2018/19 when is boost due to start when can we apply
You should still have the same account number @Sdd - but I'd be happy to double check this. Just send me a PM with your full name, full address and DoB. ^Emily
Glad to hear you've got your account number @Sdd

These emails are being sent to customers in batches across the week - providing they've preregistered their interest for the scheme. We'll be updating our Forum shortly, with more information on what customers can expect next.

Hope this helps,
Emily
I'd be happy to double check @Prescott1979 - just send me a PM with your full name, account number and DoB.
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do you have a rough date the applications will open?

Should be the second or third week of October @amanda 1976 - register your interest and you'll get an email straight away!
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if you reach out to boost via facebook or twitter private messaging, including your account number, address and date of birth, the team can note your account thay if successful to apply to the relevant meter, unless you have smart payg+ with the single wallet so the whd will be spread across both fuels
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2nd week of october stiill nothing why is this a con?

lol it isnt a con,they are just behind all the other providers when it comes to opening applications for this.
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so if the warm home discount is open why can we not apply?
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so if the warm home discount is open why can we not apply?Yoh can I just did I googled warm home discount boost energy and found the application

i did the same,baffles me why the company cant tell us exactly when its open.
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who do you actually apply with boost or ovo,i have always had it with ovo in the past but last year was told id been moved to boost so do i apply with boost this yeaR?
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Ive applied on ovo energy site do I have to apply on the boost site

Hey @Mags1442 I've moved your post onto this topic about the Warm Home Discount. As Boost is part of the OVO Family, it won't matter that you've submitted the OVO form, we'll still have received it.

@amanda 1976 - Ideally please use the Boost one if Boost are your supplier:
https://www.boostpower.co.uk/warm-home-discount
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Can anybody help iv just filled my application for this yrs warm home discount and iv ticked gas and I thought cud only apply to electric

Hey @Nic 123 - I've moved your comment onto this discussion about the WHD. If you think you've filled the form out incorrectly, I'd advise resubmitting a new one.
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Ive applied on ovo energy site do I have to apply on the boost site
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I moved your query over here, @Jennie46. Check out this topic for all of the information you'll need.

Eva
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We'll aim to get back to our customers with a decision within 5 working days, @Prescott1979.

If you applied last Wednesday, you should hear back tomorrow. If you don't, I'd recommend reapplying!
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2018/19 warm discount other supply are accepting when will yours b open
Can anybody help iv just filled my application for this yrs warm home discount and iv ticked gas and I thought cud only apply to electric
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How do I know if I am ready subscribed to warm home discount or how to apply???
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