Cost of living: More Sheffield residents could get up to £150 to help with energy bills – here’s how
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Under the discretionary scheme, households which do not get a council tax bill but do pay for energy could be eligible for a payment of up to £150.
Sheffield City Council has a limited fund to provide the discretionary payments.
Once the scheme closes, applications will be assessed and the amount will be divided between the successful applicants – with eligible households receiving up to £150.
The scheme opened for applications on Friday, July 1 and will close Sunday, July 31.
You can apply online at www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/council-tax/council-tax-rebate.
Payments will be made to eligible applicants by the end of August 2022.
To be eligible, either you or someone you live with must:
Not be named on the council tax bill for your property; Be responsible for paying the energy costs for your property, either by being billed or paying by pre-payment meter; Have been a resident at the property on April 1, 2022.
Who isn’t eligible?
People who are named on their council tax bill; People who live with someone named on the council tax bill; People who live with someone who has already received a discretionary energy rebate payment; Landlords for properties where the landlord is responsible for the energy bill; People who have already received a Council Tax Energy Rebate payment.
For more information, head for the council tax rebate web page.
Everyone who pays council tax by direct debit should now have been paid their rebate.