Apply now to claim £150 energy rebate

Published: 5 August 2022

The local authority is writing to those yet to benefit from the money, reminding them that the closing date is 9 September and giving them details of how to apply.

The scheme is administered by local councils and paid from central government funds. Isle of Wight households have so far received a total of £7,031,250.

The rules of the scheme are that each eligible household receives one payment of £150 paid to the person named on the council tax bill. 

The letters sent out to people who pay by cash contain a unique code, enabling them to complete a short application online so payment can be made. The scheme also requires local councils to do fraud checking to ensure payments are made to the correct person.

Councillor Chris Jarman, Cabinet member for strategic finances said: “Our message is simple - don’t miss out!

"Households in council tax bands A to D are eligible for the £150 energy rebate and tens of thousands of Islanders have already received the payment.

"We know many people face huge difficulties with rising energy bills and that is why we are working hard to encourage households to apply for the support they are entitled to.

"No one should miss out. The worst case is that unclaimed funds return to central government.”

Households who have not yet applied for funding can also go to the council website

The local authority has also been given government funding for discretionary pay-outs to assist those not eligible for an energy rebate under the main scheme. 

This is for households in council tax bands E-H in receipt of local council tax support, housing benefit or universal credit.