There are two ways to qualify for the Warm Home Discount - eligibility under the Core Group or the Broader Group, each with their own criteria.
The Core Group will receive the WHD payment every year, without needing to apply. For 2019/2020, this would be provided by whoever your supplier is on the the 7th July 2019. Therefore if you are part of the Core Group, British Gas will be providing your WHD payment - even if you switch to Bulb and they aren’t your supplier anymore.
The Broader Group is slightly different, as you need to apply each year to receive the discount. Bulb’s WHD Broader Group applications will be opening later this month, in October, so there’s plenty of time to switch and apply if you’re interested. You can register your interest here and we’ll drop you an email as soon as we’re ready to start taking applications.
Different suppliers have different criteria for the Broader Group. This means that if you were eligible with British Gas, you wouldn’t necessarily be eligible with Bulb.
Our Help Centre has more information on the Warm Home Discount and contains our Broader Group Criteria from 2018/2019. We’re hoping to expand on last year’s criteria for 2019/2020, which we’ll be announcing later this month.
[Edited to correct my previous post]