Deadline looms for energy bill support across Evesham and Pershore - The Evesham Observer

Deadline looms for energy bill support across Evesham and Pershore

Evesham Editorial 24th May, 2023   0

EVESHAM and Pershore residents who don’t use the mains network to heat and power their homes are being warned they are running out of time to apply for support.

The deadline for applications to the Government’s Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS) and Alternative Fuels Payment (AFP) is May 31.

It’s also open to those who do not pay their fuel bills directly to a supplier.

The EBSS provides a £400 discount to help with the soaring cost of electricity and gas bills.

While anyone who pays their bills directly to an electricity supplier should have received their discount automatically, those who pay their bill through a third party, such as those in park homes, care homes or with permanent moorings, must apply.

A £200 Alternative Fuel Payment is also on offer to anyone using tank or bottle gas, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), oil, wood, or solid fuel.

Most qualifying homes will have received this payment as a credit on their electricity bills.

But again, those who do not have a direct contract with an energy supplier or who live off the main electricity and gas grid need to apply.

Some 930 households have already received support, but several hundred have yet to apply and will miss out unless they act fast.

Jayne Pickering, deputy chief executive for Wychavon District Council, said: “This is much-needed support for our residents at a time when the cost of living is still rising.

“If people think they may qualify for these payments, please use the links from our website to find out more information and how to apply.”

Visit or call free on 0808 175 3287 for more.

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