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Struggling with your energy costs

If you are struggling with rising energy bills particularly during these cold winter months there is some support that could be available to you.

If you have reached Pension Credit age you may qualify for a Winter Fuel Payment of between £100-£300 to help you pay your heating bills. You might also be eligible for Cold Weather Payments if the weather in your area falls to zero degrees Celsius or below for seven days in a row and you are getting certain benefits.

You could be eligible for help under the Warm Home Discount Scheme if your energy supplier belongs to the scheme and you are getting  Guarantee Pension Credit . If eligible you would get an annual discount of £140 off your electricity bill. Energy suppliers when notified may also offer discounts to low income and vulnerable people.

Energy efficiency advice and free or subsidised energy efficiency schemes are also offered by the majority of energy suppliers. For Further information see our Turn2us Energy Schemes guide
If you are in debt to your energy supplier, you might also be able to get a grant from their charitable trust to help pay off the debt.

Further help

Find out what other financial help may be available to you by checking your entitlement to benefits and grants by using the free Turn2us Benefits and Grant search tool.