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    Water Sure Scheme, cap your water bill.

    Hi folks just wanted to ensure we are all familiar with the above scheme.
    Severn Trent who I have my water from run this scheme along with other water suppliers. Basically how it works is if you're on certain benefits, on a low income, have certain medical conditions or have three children aged under 19 you can get your water bill capped at Severn Trent's average bill which I think is £335 a year.
    I qualified as I have 4 children under 19 and qualify for child tax credits along with a low income. I'm on a water meter and my bill was over £40 a month, it's now capped at £30 and a few pence a month and even if my water usage goes up my bill will remain at the lower level.
    I'd link the site if I knew how to. It's going to save me over £120 a year, was easy to apply for and would be good to pass this on to some of you and hear a few success stories. It's not a huge saving but it helps.
    I searched this forum and couldn't find anything about it so I thought I'd share. Just make sure you let me know if any of you research it and you qualify as it will make me happy that I've helped someone.

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    Thanks for your help.

    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyDee View Post
    Thanks for the link Dizzy, I'm not the best on this kind of stuff.
    Regards Garth

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    What irritates me about these schemes is that if you are on Income-related Employment and Support Allowance that's ok. If you are on contribution based, then no go. I can't understand why they should differentiate between the two; whichever you are on, you have a low income. I applied for the warm front scheme from my gas/electric supplier and was told that because I'm on contribution paid ESA and not Income related, I don't qualify.

    Hoever, if you are on income based ESA, get your application in!

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    Jay I got it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay123 View Post
    What irritates me about these schemes is that if you are on Income-related Employment and Support Allowance that's ok. If you are on contribution based, then no go. I can't understand why they should differentiate between the two; whichever you are on, you have a low income. I applied for the warm front scheme from my gas/electric supplier and was told that because I'm on contribution paid ESA and not Income related, I don't qualify.

    Hoever, if you are on income based ESA, get your application in!
    Jay I got them both and I'm on contribution based esa, I've got no savings and my income is low. I also have four children aged 10,8,6 and nearly 2. Double check.
    I qualify as I have my children and they are all under 19 and in full time education.
    Last edited by Garth; 09-11-13 at 19:29.

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