EHDC opens discretionary energy rebates to more households

Monday, 5 September, 2022

Households receiving certain benefits can now apply for a £150 discretionary energy rebate after the scheme was opened up to more residents.

To help people cope with the rise in energy bills the Government has funded £150 rebates for thousands of households and asked local councils to administer the money.

Households that have not already received a £150 rebate, or have had a previous application rejected, can apply now provided they meet the following criteria.

To qualify for a discretionary energy rebate, you must:

Live in a property valued in council tax bands E-H and receive any of the following:

  • Council Tax support
  • Housing Benefit
  • Regular payments of Working Family Tax Credit or
  • Regular payments of Universal Credit

Or you must:

Live in a rented property (any council tax band) where you had a liability for rent on 1 April 2022, pay some part of the energy bill and receive any of the following:

  • Housing Benefit
  • Regular payments of Working Family Tax Credit or
  • Regular payments of Universal Credit

This scheme will close on Sunday 25 September and all payments are subject to fraud checks.

Please do not reapply if you have already received a £150 energy grant payment or have had an application refused.

Apply for a discretionary energy rebate