Gordon MP Richard Thomson is urging householders who do not have a direct relationship with an energy supplier or use alternative fuels - such as heating oil, LPG and biomass - to heat their homes to take full advantage of government support, as a number of schemes are closing at the end of this month.
Customers in these households can apply for the Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding which provides equivalent £400.00 payments to households who do not have a domestic electricity supply and were not eligible to receive the Energy Bills Support Scheme automatically. Eligible applicants include partially or wholly self-funded care homes residents and residents of park homes. These households must apply either via GOV.UK or the contact centre helpline by 31 May 2023.
Applications can also be made to the Alternative Fuel Payment Alternative Funding Scheme which supports households that use fuels such as heating oil, LPG and biomass as their main heating source but did not automatically receive £200.00 of support from an electricity supplier. Eligible applicants must apply via GOV.UK or the contact centre helpline by 31 May 2023.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“As one of the MPs who pressed the UK Government to put in place schemes to help those who are off-grid or use alternative fuels, I certainly don’t want to see anyone miss out on the support to which they are now entitled.
“Those without a domestic electricity supply or who use heating oil, LPG or biomass as their main source of heating and who missed out on the £200.00 support payment should check to see whether they can receive these support payments.”