Energy bills discount scheme: This is when it will be paid, how much it is, and how households in Lancashire will receive the payments
and live on Freeview channel 276
Here’s everything you need to know about the discount …
Do I have to apply for the energy bills discount?
No. The discount is automatic. If you get a message asking for your bank details it could be from a scammer. You can report messages you think are suspicious here.
How will I get the money?
If you pay by direct debit, the discount will be automatically applied to your monthly household electricity bill for 6 months starting in October 2022.
It will either come in the form of a reduction to your monthly direct debit amount or a refund to your bank account following the monthly direct debit collection.
How much will come off my bills each month?
You’ll get £66 off your bills in October and November and £67 off your bills in December, January, February and March.
What if I have a traditional prepayment meter?
You will be sent vouchers via text, email or post for the discount that you will need to redeem at a top-up point.
Your supplier will tell you where to redeem them, for example at a Post Office branch or a PayPoint shop.
Payzone outlets are unable to accept the vouchers.
What if I have a smart prepayment meter?
The discount will be credited directly to your smart prepayment meter in the first week of each month.
What happens if I pay by debit or credit card?
Your discount will be automatically applied as a credit to your account in the first week of each month. The credit will appear as it would if you had made a payment.
Is there any other financial help I could get?
For more information, including other help you could get, visit gov.uk