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Details of the £600 Energy Payment Scheme

Most of the details of the £600 Energy Payment Scheme, and how it will work, have been announced, finally.

The Details:

  • The electricity supplier you are with on with on 2 January will be responsible for distributing the £600 energy support payment.
  • It will start from the 16th of January.
  • The scheme will end on the 30 of June 2023.
  • The £600 is being made available to help with energy bills but can be used as people see fit.

How you will get the £600

Direct debit electricity customers will have the £600 payment paid directly into their bank accounts.

People paying quarterly or using a pre-payment meter (PAYG) will receive a voucher in the post. The voucher can be redeemed for cash or paid into a bank account.

This what the letter will look like.

The voucher will be valid until until 31 March.

This means that vouchers must be cashed by then unless they are lost or damaged, in which case replacements will be issued up to 31 March with a final expiry date of 30 June.

For further information, advice and support on the Cost of Living and the Energy Payment Scheme follow the links below:

NI Direct Websitehttps://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/winter-fuel-payment

Cold Weather Paymentshttps://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/news/cold-weather-payments-triggered-parts-northern-ireland-temperatures-drop

Advice NIhttps://www.adviceni.net/

Age NIhttps://www.ageuk.org.uk/northern-ireland/

SVP – Society of St. Vincent de Paul: https://www.svp.ie/northern-ireland/

Salvation Army: Debt Advice and Assistancehttps://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/budget-and-debt-advice

For the full, detailed Energy Payment document click the linkebss-ni-direction

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