Time is running out to claim your £150 Council Tax (Energy) Rebate
Published: 27 July 2022
There’s still time for eligible households to claim a £150 council tax rebate to help meet rising energy costs.
More than £5.6 million has already been paid out to Exeter residents through the council tax (energy) rebate scheme.
So far, 86 per cent of the eligible households have now received their £150 payment, with Exeter City Council (ECC) paying out to more than 37 thousand households.
There are still around 6,000 eligible households which have not claimed their rebate, these are residents who do not pay their council tax through direct debit and live in a council tax band A to D home (or E if they receive a disabled band reduction).
The Council is now urging everyone, who hasn’t claimed, to claim by 8 August. This money does not need to be paid back, so there is nothing to lose by claiming!
The money can either be paid directly into a bank account or it can be taken off the council tax bill.
The quickest way to apply is through ECC's online form. However those who don’t have access to the internet or are struggling to complete the form, can call the council directly on 01392 265000
Eligible households have been sent a letter containing a unique access code which must be used when making an application. Those who have misplaced their letter or haven’t yet received one, should let the Council know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who do not want to claim the rebate need to notify the Council, as after 8 August, all unclaimed rebates will be credited to their relevant council tax bills.
Councillor Barbara Denning, Lead Councillor with responsibility for Support Services, said: “The scheme closes in September so it is vital that eligible residents get their claims in now. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to receive a little help with the rising cost of living. If you can’t access online please just give the team a call as they are there to help you”