Rachel is urging residents without a direct relationship to a domestic electricity supplier to apply for Government support with their energy bills.
Households can now benefit from the Government’s £400 help with energy bills, as an online application portal has now opened.
Residents can apply via a secure online portal to receive the support as a one-off, non-repayable lump sum under the ‘alternative funding’ route of the government’s Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS AF). For those without online access, a dedicated customer helpline is available to assist eligible customers.
The launch of applications follows months of close work with stakeholders across the country to deliver the Government’s help for households with the cost of living. The alternative funding route is the latest in a range of targeted measures which are covering around half of a typical household’s energy bills this winter.
To ensure people feel the benefit of this support as quickly as possible, the payment will be provided directly into people’s bank accounts.
Rachel is now urging all eligible households in Redditch and the villages to apply as soon as possible for their support, whilst also warning households to stay alert to potential scams and report them to relevant authorities where they are suspected.
“A number of constituents who don’t have a direct electricity supplier have contacted me about Government support available to help them with the rising cost of energy, so I’m pleased to see the online portal is now open and I would urge residents to apply as soon as possible. The sooner you do, the sooner help can get to you.”
To apply visit: https://www.gov.uk/apply-energy-bill-support-if-not-automatic