We used to be on the essentials tariff for both gas / elec we were able to claim the essentials tariff as the old doll is a war disabled pensioner and the war related pensions were in fact disregarded as they calculated the household income ..but now it looks as though they have taken the war related pensions/war widows allowance into account and are classed as income ...this is a change from what the coalition said they would do to support disabled veterans ....as it happens my income has been raised ever so slightly and we would probably still have to move onto the new standard rate but for me they say one thing and do another .....changes start soon .....have filled out the forms but doubt if we will be entitled to the new warm homes payment ...but as we all know, were all in it together ......