Warm Homes Scheme saves £140 off bills

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A scheme which could help local people save up to £140 from their electricity bills is being promoted by Tighean Innse Gall (TIG).

The Warm Home Discount (WHD) is a government scheme aimedto help low income households reduce their energy bills, particularly those in fuel poverty.

Under the scheme, large energy suppliers support people in need of a little help to pay their everyday electricity costs.

The scheme offers a one-off rebate of £140 from your electricity bill.

In 2016-17, if you are a pensioner who receives the guarantee credit element of pension credit you will automatically be eligible for the rebate.

However, people may also be eligible for the discount if your supplier is part of the scheme.

If you are in receipt of certain benefits, on a low income, or you have a disability or illness, you may also be eligible.

This part of the scheme is on a first come, first served basis and Tighean Innse Gall (TIG) advise that you apply early to avoid disappointment.

for more info Contact Tighean Innse Gall

Kirsty MacLeod, Senior Energy Officer at TIG says: “If you need help in completing an application, get in touch with Tighean Innse Gall.

“If you qualify, the warm home discount will be credited to your electricity account sometime before the 31st of May 2017.

“If you use a pre-payment meter, it will be credited to your meter during or after a top-up.