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Support with rising energy costs

Find out how you can get support with rising energy costs.

National support schemes

The government has set up several nationwide support schemes that can help certain eligible people with their energy bills. The Winter Fuel Payment is a £100 to £300 payment for older people born on or before 5 October 1954. Residents receiving certain types of benefit payments or credits could be eligible for Cold Weather Payments – a £25 payment for every seven days of very cold weather between November and March. You can see if you’re eligible by visiting this website.

If you’re classified as being on ‘low income’ or are in what’s known as the ‘core group’ of those receiving Pension Credit, you could also receive the Warm Home Discount – a £140 discount on your energy bills. This scheme has currently been extended until March 2026.

Published: 22 March 2023

Last updated: 22 March 2023