More Help With Energy Bills

Posted on: 22nd December 2022

More help with energy bills through Alternative Fuel Payments and Energy Bills Support Scheme.

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The Alternative Fuel Payments is for those who rely on heating schemes like LPG, biomass boilers, oil or coal. The Government says households will receive £200 automatically via their electricity supplier – I have no idea how your energy supplier will know what heating system you have BUT, if you do not receive this on your next bill, I’d suggest you get in touch with them.

The Energy Bills Support Scheme is aimed at people who have no direct relationship with an electricity supplier so, where your landlord pays the bills and charges you alongside your rent or maybe you life off grid. It does also state those living in Care Homes. As I understand it, all will be eligible for £400 but again, those using fuels other than mains gas or electric (as per Alternative Fuel Payments), will get the additional £200. On-line applications will open in January, on the gov.uk website so do not get conned and go to any other website you might get sent in a random text, phone call or email. A help line will also be set up, so do let people know who are not on-line.

In the New Year, when I become aware of the helpline number and website to apply on-line, I’ll add it here.