Important information - energy rebate payment  

Published Monday, 05 September 2022

We’re launching the next set of £150 energy rebate payments aimed at helping households on low incomes who did not qualify for the payments made earlier this year to those in council tax bands A to D.

This new discretionary scheme is part the Government’s energy rebate scheme which was put in place to support families amid rising global energy costs. 

The discretionary scheme aims to help individuals on low incomes who live in properties valued in bands E to H and who did not qualify for a rebate earlier this year and to occupiers of homes of multiple occupation who pay rent and energy bills but not council tax, such as student accommodation.

Households may qualify under one of two available Energy Rebate groups:

  1. The Discretionary Energy Rebate group one aims to support households in bands E to H where the residents receive council tax support, carers allowance, have a disabled band relief or other vulnerability related exemption. We’ll write to you if you are eligible, there is no need to apply or to contact us. We are posting letters this week, so once you receive your letter, simply take it to a Post Office with photo identification, to receive your £150
  2. Discretionary Energy Rebate group two aims to provide a rebate to households who occupied a property on 1 April 2022 who were liable for rent and energy bills but not for paying council tax. This is likely to apply to homes of multiple occupation including student accommodation. If you think you might be eligible for this, you must apply to receive your £150. Applications must be made by 30 September 2022.

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