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On heating oil or LPG but not got your £200 payment yet? You can now apply

on Wed, 08/03/2023 - 2:01pm

If you're on heating oil, LPG or other alternative 'off-grid' fuel for heating, and have an electricity supplier, you should've got your £200 payment either in your bank or electricity account (check both), or by a voucher if on prepay electricity. If not, it's likely your electricity firm didn't get the data that you were on these fuels, so you'll need to apply to the Govt.

If you've not got the payment, but think you're eligible, you can now apply to get it - the deadline is 31 May

If you think you're eligible and have an electricity supplier, first check your bank or energy account if you pay by direct debt, on receipt of a bill or have a smart prepayment. If you're on a traditional prepayment meter, vouchers should have been sent by text, email or post.

If you've not got it, or you have heating fuel and you're completely off-grid (so you don't have an electricity supplier), you can now apply to get the £200 payment via an online portal on the website, which launched on 6 March, For those without online access, you can call 0808 175 3287, 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

You'll need to provide the following when you apply:

  • an email address
  • phone number (if you have one)
  • bank account details (for the payment to be made into)
  • proof of purchase of alternative fuels since September 2022 (for example, a delivery note or receipt) totalling at least £200. You can upload a maximum of two documents in your application.

Your proof of purchase must include:

  • your address
  • the type of fuel purchased
  • date of purchase
  • name and address of fuel supplier
  • total amount spent

    If you're not registered for council tax, you'll also need to provide proof of address, such as a bank statement or tenancy agreement.

You must apply by 31 May.

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