Energy Rebate Payments
The Government is providing a £150 one-off energy payment for eligible households in Council Tax bands A to D.
This aims to reduce the burden on households created by rapidly rising energy prices over the last year.
All eligible households have now received either a bank transfer or have been issued with a Post Office payment voucher to cash at a local Post Office.
If you haven't received the payment and believe you are entitled to it or if you have any queries about the payment you should call the energy rebate line on 01246 345013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is eligible to receive the £150 payment?
If you were liable to pay Council Tax on a property in Council Tax Bands A – D on 1 April 2022 and it is your main home, you will receive a £150 energy rebate payment from the Government.
If you were exempt from paying Council Tax on a property in Council Tax Bands A-D on 1 April 2022 because
- you are a student (class N),
- you are under 18 (class S),
- you have a severe mental impairment (class U) or
- you have an annex occupied by a dependent relative (class W)
You will also be eligible to receive the energy rebate payment.
This does not need to be repaid.
I am not eligible for the energy rebate payment but need some extra support with my energy bills
The Council is implementing a discretionary energy rebate scheme.
Residents who are eligible to receive the £150 energy rebate payment and who are in receipt of Council Tax Support, will receive an additional £20 energy rebate payment.
Residents who receive Council Tax Support and who were eligible to pay Council Tax on properties in Bands E to H on 1 April 2022 will receive an energy rebate payment of £170.
Residents who were exempt from paying Council Tax (for reason code N, S, U and W) on properties in Bands E to H on 1 April 2022 will receive an energy rebate payment of £150.
You will not need to make an application for the discretionary payment. We will write to you if we need more information from you.
Further frequently asked questions are available to view on the Government’s website.