One-off Council Tax energy rebate payment

Please note: Applications for the £150 Council Tax rebate closed on Sunday 20th November 2022.

If you live in a property in Council Tax bands A to D and meet the eligibility criteria you should have received a £150 Council Tax rebate from the Government to help with the cost of rising energy bills.

We have also been provided with a limited discretionary budget and the Members (Councillors) have decided that the money will be used to support the most financially vulnerable residents.

Who will qualify for a discretionary payment, and how much will it be?

Residents who will qualify are those who:

  • Were living in a Band E-H property and who were in receipt of Council Tax Support as at the end of August 2022
  • Have already received a £150 payment in respect of a Band A-D property (or a Band E property and have a disabled band reduction meaning that the Council Tax for Band D is payable) and who were in receipt of Council Tax Support as at the end of August 2022

Eligible residents in Adur who are living in a Band E-H property will be entitled to a payment of £175.00 whilst those living in Worthing will be entitled to a payment of £180.00.

Eligible residents in Band A-D properties who have already received a payment of £150.00 will be entitled to a "top-up" payment of £25.00 in Adur or £30.00 in Worthing.

Do I need to apply?

If you live in a Band A-D property and have already been awarded a payment of £150.00 we will automatically pay the additional top-up award. You do not need to re-apply. If your Council Tax account was credited with the £150.00 payment we will also credit your Council Tax account with the top-up award.

If you live in a Band E-H property and pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit (which means we already hold your bank account details) we will try to pay you automatically. If we can’t pay you automatically we will write to you and invite you to apply.

If you live in a Band E-H property but don’t pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit we will write to you and invite you to apply.

The Council will never phone you to ask you for your bank details.

Thank you for your interest. Applications for the rebate closed on Sunday 20th November 2022.

How, and when, will I get paid the rebate?

Payments will be issued from mid-October 2022 onwards.

The rebate will be paid to the person who, at the end the day on 1st April 2022, was the Council Tax payer. The one-off discretionary payments will not need to be repaid, are non-taxable and will not affect any benefits that you receive.

All awards will be paid into the bank account of the person whose name appears on the Council Tax bill.

All payments must be made by 30th November 2022, so applications will not be accepted after 20th November 2022.

If you haven't applied by this deadline and our records show that you are eligible, the payment will be automatically credited to your Council Tax account.

Fraudulent applications

If we believe that the information we hold about the Council Tax payer is inaccurate we may withhold payment. Alternatively, if we make a payment and later discover that we shouldn't have done so then we will ask you to pay the money back.

Neither the Government nor the councils will tolerate someone providing false information in order to receive a payment. If you provide inaccurate or misleading information you may be found guilty of fraud under the Fraud Act 2006.

Government guidance

The guidance that has been provided by the Government to local councils about the Council Tax Energy Rebate scheme is available on GOV.UK.

See also:

 

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Adur Council Tax

Telephone01273 263111 (9am to 5pm, Mon to Fri)

EmailEmail this service (revsbens@adur-worthing.gov.uk)

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Worthing Council Tax

Telephone01903 221061 (9am to 5pm, Mon to Fri)

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Page last updated: 05 December 2022

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