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Warm home discount not approved this year any one have an idea on how to appeal that

ShaunndnatShaunndnat Member Posts: 6 Listener
edited December 2020 in Disabled people
Warm home discount not approved this year any one have an idea on how to appeal that 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2020
    Hi and welcome,

    I don't think there's any way you can appeal this because unless you're in the core group it's first come, first serve.

    Have they said why you've not been approved? May i ask what energy supplier you're with and what benefits exactly do you claim?
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • ShaunndnatShaunndnat Member Posts: 6 Listener
    No utilita didn't say why I was rejected and I was in the core category last year but switched energy suppliers and it was refused 
  • ShaunndnatShaunndnat Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Second highest rate of pip and high rate universal credit lwrca
    Housing benefit 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    When did you switch to Utillita? The qualification date for them was 5th July 2020, so if you switched after this date then this is why they've refused you. https://utilita.co.uk/help/warm-home-discount That link confirms the qualifying date was 5th July.

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Second highest rate of pip and high rate universal credit lwrca
    Housing benefit 

    Are you sure you're in the core group? Or do you mean the broader group?
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You will only be in the core group if you're receiving pension credit. Otherwise it will be the broader group and it's first come, first serve.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Scope community team Posts: 2,861 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Shaunndnat

    Welcome to the community, I hope you're well.

    Just to let you know, I have moved your discussion to a more appropriate category, and changed the name of the thread so that others have an idea of your question :) 
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  • ShaunndnatShaunndnat Member Posts: 6 Listener
    When the guy came out to do the switch he said he would put me in the vulnerable person category 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    This has nothing to do with the warm home discount. The vulnerable person list means that if there's a power cut or something like this then you're priority over other people.

    The warm home discount broader group is unfortunately first come first served and once all the money is gone they close the claims. Even if you're entitled it doesn't mean you'll recieve the money.

    Only those in the core group are guaranteed the £140 and you need to be claiming pension credit to be in this group.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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