Money back on your council tax
Between April 2022 – March 2023, you'll get a £150 payment from your council if you pay council tax and are in council tax bands A – D or get the Disabled Band Reduction discount and your home is in bands A to E.
Check your council tax band on GOV.UK
They must make the payment before 30 September 2022.
If you pay your council tax by direct debit
Your council will pay £150 directly to your bank account.
If you don't pay by direct debit
Your council will contact you to ask for bank details. It may take them longer to make the payment.
Warm Home Discount Scheme
You could get £140 off your electricity bill or a £140 voucher for your prepayment meter if you're either:
- on a low income
- getting the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit
The Warm Home Discount Scheme is available between September and March. Your energy supplier will deduct the discount from your bill.
Find out more about the Warm Home Discount Scheme at GOV.UK.
Cold Weather Payment
Between 1 November and 31 March, you could get a payment of £25 every 7 days if the weather drops to or below zero degrees Celsius in your area.
You could get Cold Weather Payments if you're getting any of the following benefits:
- Pension Credit
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Universal Credit
- Support for Mortgage Interest
You don't need to apply for Cold Weather Payments, they're automatically added to your benefits.
Find out more about Cold Weather Payments at GOV.UK.