Residents who were not previously eligible to claim £150 to cover rising fuel bills as part of the Government’s Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme have until the end of November to apply for additional funding.
Bassetlaw District Council launched a second Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme in September through a Local Discretionary Scheme and the deadline for applications is approaching fast.
Residents who have not yet received the £150 payment can apply to the Council’s Local Discretionary Scheme should they meet the relevant criteria. Applications will be accepted up until Wednesday 30th November 2022.
The Council has already made payments of £150 to all of eligible residents as part of the main Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme.
David Hill, Assistant Chief Executive said: “The Government has provided additional funding for people who, for a variety of reasons, may not have been eligible for the original Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme.
“If you have not yet received a £150 energy payment, we encourage you to check the eligibility and provide us with your details as soon as possible. There are limited funds for this scheme and we are keen to extend this offer to as many households as possible so that they can receive support with the increase in household energy bills at a crucial time.”
You may be eligible to claim the £150 Council Tax Energy Rebate under the Council’s Local Discretionary Scheme if one of the following criteria applies:
Properties in Council Tax Bands E-H
- You have lived in a property in Band E to H between 1st April 2022 and 30th April 2022 and were in receipt of a Council Tax Reduction (benefit) due to low income.
Properties in All Council Tax Bands
- You have moved into your property and were liable for the Council Tax between 2nd April 2022 and 30th April 2022 (this is to extend help to those who were in the process of moving house on or shortly after the qualifying date for the main scheme).
- You are the tenant of a privately rented home between 1st April 2022 and 30th April 2022 and are not liable directly for the Council Tax, but are liable to pay your own energy bills.
- Are a landlord of a property between 1st April 2022 and 30th April 2022 where the energy costs are included in the rent and you have not increased this due to the rise in energy costs.
- Have no choice but to live in a second home as a condition of your employment and were resident and liable for the Council Tax there between 1st April 2022 and 30th April 2022.
- Following an assessment by an approved Bassetlaw District Council officer, you have been deemed to be suffering exceptional circumstances or hardship due to rising energy costs; you were a Bassetlaw resident between 1st April 2022 and 30th April 2022 and have not been eligible for a payment in the main scheme or any of the qualifying criteria above.
To apply for the Council’s Local Discretionary Scheme, please visit https://www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/ct-energyrebate
If you do not have access to the internet, you can contact our Council Tax Team over the phone to provide all of the information we need to process your application.
If you are eligible, in addition to receiving the £150 payment into your nominated bank account, the Council is also providing the option of having the rebate deducted from the Council Tax bill for this financial year.
Please be aware that only one person who is eligible may claim the rebate on behalf of the whole household. Do not complete the form if you or anyone in the household has already received a payment.
Security checks will be undertaken prior to payment which can take up to 10 days before a payment is made. Please be alert to scams. We will always ask you to pass some security checks before confirming any bank details.
Last Updated on Friday, November 11, 2022