Eligible households have until 26 June to apply for energy rebate

Monday, 13 June, 2022

The deadline for East Hampshire households in council tax band A to D homes to apply for the £150 Energy Rebate is fast approaching.

Eligible residents (including those in band E homes who receive Disabled Persons Relief) have until Sunday 26 June to apply.

More than 28,000 grants have been issued so far with approximately 4,000 eligible households yet to apply.

The application can be completed online through the EHDC website and anyone who struggles to access or use the internet can get assistance over the phone on 01730 234400.

After the online process closes, any eligible households that have not applied for the rebate will have the £150 deducted from their council tax bill for the year.

Households that are not eligible to receive the £150 Energy Rebate can now apply for the council’s discretionary scheme. To qualify for the Discretionary Energy Rebate Scheme, you must:

  • be living in a property valued in council tax bands E-H and be in receipt of council tax support (CTS), housing benefit or universal credit* on 1 April 2022.

OR

  • have a liability for rent on 1 April 2022, pay the energy bill, and be in receipt of housing benefit or universal credit*.

*You must be receiving regular payments from universal credit.

All payments are subject to fraud checks.

This scheme will close on Sunday 17 July.

Councillor Charles Louisson, EHDC portfolio holder for Finance, said:

“We’ve been able to help many households with the £150 Energy Rebate and every eligible household will receive it.

“With the introduction of this discretionary scheme, we hope to reach those people most in need who weren’t eligible for the main rebate."