To be eligible, customers must: Be receiving the Savings or |Guarantee & Savings element
of the State Pension Credit Be receiving eligible means-tested |benefits Have a household income below PS16,010 and have a disability or longterm illness Or have a household income of |below PS16,010 and be spending more than 10% on fuel for adequate heating (usually 21 degrees for the main living area) Applications can be made by calling 0800 072 8625 (for credit meter customers), or 0800 294 8604 (for Pay as You Go customers).
The discount is available to the most vulnerable, including pensioners receiving the savings element
of pension credit, those with chronic illnesses or mobility problems and households with very young children with an income of less than PS16,192 and receiving benefits such as Child Tax Credit.
To be eligible, customers must: | Be receiving the Savings or Guarantee & Savings element
of the State Pension Credit | Be receiving eligible means-tested benefits | Have a household income below PS16,010 and have a disability or long-term illness | Or have a household income of below PS16,010 and be spending more than 10% on fuel for adequate eating (usually 21degC for the main living area) Applications can be made by calling 0800 072 8625 (for credit meter customers), or 0800 294 8604 (for Pay as You Go customers).
Depending on the customer preference, applicants can increase the insurance element or savings element
in the scheme.
Because of the savings element
, premiums tend to be higher.
Endowment plans, on the other hand, have a savings element
that provides returns higher than those in normal bank accounts.
In fact, there has been some movement among ISA providers in recent times to promote the savings element
Term insurance is pure insurance; it includes no savings element
Bear in mind that a proportion of the monthly premium goes towards the savings element
, with the majority of your premium allocated to cover the cost of your life cover.
In many instances they allow borrowers to overpay or underpay, top up the savings element
or dip into it when necessary.
44 per cent from the society's standard variable rate until March 31, 2009, with the same interest rate effectively being applied tax free to the savings element
of the account.
The interest rate on the savings element
can be good and the flexibility to over pay or under pay may prove useful.