Warm Home Discount: Disabled man ‘can’t afford heating’ after losing discount | Personal Finance | Finance

A change to the rules means people who live in flats, bungalows and small houses won’t receive the lifeline this year despite the fact they rely on the state pension, disabillity benefits such as PIP and low income benefits to survive.

Mum-of-five Louisa Smith, from Leicester, whose husband has cancer, said it is “frankly disgusting” people are going to miss out on this “vital support”.

She said: “I assumed I would qualify for this again since I did last year and was actually relying on this to get my family through the winter.

“Many low-income families who are forced to live in smaller properties, the majority of which will be in some sort of disrepair or in dire need of updating, are going to miss out on this vital support due to this change in the way the scheme is operated.”

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