The government yesterday provided more guidance regarding the £200 Alternative Fuel Payment which will start to be processed from Monday 6th February 2023..
Heating oil customers should be aware of the following:
- Customers have been identified using an off-the-gas-grid database, and recent Census information.
- The majority of customers will receive their £200 automatically via their electricity supplier. These payments will start to be administered from February 6th, in a similar fashion to other recent government payments (direct debit, credit to account or voucher).
- There will be some small exceptions – for example customers who don’t have an electricity account, or those customers who use heating oil but live in a gas-grid area. These customers will need to apply via an online portal which will be open in February, alongside a postcode checker.
We continue to work closely with the government, via UKIFDA, and expect to receive further information and detail closer to February 6th. We will continue to update customers.
If you’re concerned about the cost of heating your home, our popular Monthly Payment Scheme helps you to spread the cost of your annual fuel use over 12 monthly payments. That way you don’t have to worry about fuel bills arriving at an inconvenient time. For more information, please click HERE.
Households seeking more information on Alternative Fuel Payments, or on the wider Help For Households support schemes, should visit https://helpforhouseholds.campaign.gov.uk.