Patricia Pearl - Small Claims Procedure - A Practical Guide


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    Default Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    I have just spoken to my power suppliers and there is a scheme
    where you can get a discount on your energy bills if you are disabled .
    according to EDF all the big company's do this but don't advertise it
    it took 5 minutes and a couple of questions , (its called social care , its not a charity)
    i now receive a 15% discount on both gas and electric.
    hope this helps someone
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    Default Re: Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    Does this mean somebody in the household with disability or the person paying the bill?

    Thanks
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    Wink Re: Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    Hi sorry about the delay
    according to my aunty who has a disabled child said she gets a discount
    the best thing you can do is phone and ask . the worst that can happen is you get told no . it may depend on your income as well
    i get 15% off each gas and electric .
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    ps please let us all know if you find out anymore infomation .:grin:


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    Default Re: Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    I'll give mine (British gas) a ring and let you know.

    Thanks.


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    Default Re: Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    Ok just rang bg and they told me there is a tarrif I could go on called essentials, but as I'm on a better one now till 2010, I'm best to stay as I am.

    Thanks.


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    Default Re: Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    HI

    Thanks for the information I have just called our supplier, Southern Electricity who supply both our gas and elec. They have e-mailed me a form as they means test anyone and once completed if you qualify they give a 15% discount on both services.....

    We are now getting this discount, so maybe a liile cheaper but without this site I would never have known this.....

    Thanks


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    Default Re: Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    Hi All
    Sorry i had to muscle in on this one as every little helps just to let you know the lady asked for my national insurance no and if i was on income support i said yes and she said the discount will be added to my account i am with edf by the way.
    Thanks for the heads up!


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    Hi Mich

    No problems, and even better news for us is that Southern Elec called me today to tell me that we qualify for there maximum discount off both gas and elec at there newest rate of 20%.....

    So even better, I suggest we all call our suppliers and ask them, if they dont offer it then find one that will and move your supply to them...

    So there 17% price rise of recent doesnt mean a thing to us now......

    Good luck Mich and I hope they get you what we all deserve, a chaper cost of living...

    JG


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    Default Re: Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    Eon don't offer this so they tell me


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    Default Re: Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    i brt they do i would call again!


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    Default Re: Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    Eon are bringing in a social tariff within the nest 5 -6 weeks we have been told as there isnt one at present.


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    Default Re: Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    What about water rates?


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    Default Re: Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    Hi

    I have a disabled son who received DLA can some tell me what is the income limit on this?

    We are with southern electric for both btw

    Thanks

    Meg&Mog


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    Default Re: Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    dont think that there is just let them know you get this benefit


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    Default Re: Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    Thanks Topcat for bringing this to our attention, I have phoned Southern Electric to ask about this and they are going to send some forms to fill in, it will be worth it if I can save some money. Does anyone know if this applies to OAP's on state pension?


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    Default Re: Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    Hi, thanks for this thread, my husband is on IB & DLA so I am going to ask about this on Monday when Npower open.
    Meanwhile, while snooping on the internet for info I came across this:

    - npower

    We fit into that category aswell so it will be interesting to see if they offer anything.

    Thanks again


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    Default Re: Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    This doesn't seem to be just for people on benefits. I spoke to Swalec and I think it's a government scheme to help anyone classed as fuel poor - that's anyone whose fuel bills are 10% or more of their income. So anyone on a low income give this a try.


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    Default Re: Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    I have phoned npower this morning and they asked me what benefits we get for my husband and the 3 kids, but they disregard the DLA amount. She added our IB and CTC & CB up and it came to 15,379 per year and their limit is 13,500 so they cant offer us any discount.


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    Default Re: Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    I posted about this last year
    With swalec its called energy care you electric is 15.62p pence a unit with energy care its 9.24p most of the suppliers do it just they dont like you getting it
    CEO bonus be down
    you can get it if disabled, on Incapcity ben, DLA, Mobility
    also you can get cavity wall loft
    THE MOTTO you DONT ask you DONT get
    Regards DK


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    Default Re: Discount for gas/elec if on inc/dla

    What happens if your on a pre-payment meter for gas and electricity?

    Does this include water too?



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