Energy Rebate Payments

Energy Rebate Payments

The Government is providing a £150 one-off energy payment for eligible households in Council Tax bands A to D.

This aims to reduce the burden on households created by rapidly rising energy prices over the last year.

Mandatory Energy Rebates

Due to a change in the government’s guidance regarding Energy Rebates, Chesterfield Borough Council has cancelled all uncashed Post Office Vouchers that were issued to customers.

So that customers are still able to receive their outstanding energy rebate payment, the council will be crediting the energy rebate to your Council Tax account. 

If you would like the Energy Rebate to remain as a credit on your Council Tax account you do not need take any further action

If you would like to claim your energy rebate payment from your Council Tax account, please contact cbc.errefund@chesterfield.gov.uk or call 01246 345 497 and the council can process your energy rebate payment. You can choose to receive the energy rebate payment as a cheque or a payment direct into your bank account.  Bank proofs will be required.

  

Who is eligible to receive the £150 payment?

If you were liable to pay Council Tax on a property in Council Tax Bands A – D on 1 April 2022 and it is your main home, you will receive a £150 energy rebate payment from the Government. 

If you were exempt from paying Council Tax on a property in Council Tax Bands A-D on 1 April 2022 because

  • you are a student (class N),
  • you are under 18 (class S),
  • you have a severe mental impairment (class U) or
  • you have an annex occupied by a dependent relative (class W)

You will also be eligible to receive the energy rebate payment.

This does not need to be repaid.

  

I am not eligible for the energy rebate payment but need some extra support with my energy bills

The Council is implementing a discretionary energy rebate scheme.  

Residents who are eligible to receive the £150 energy rebate payment and who are in receipt of Council Tax Support, will receive an additional £20 energy rebate payment.

Residents who receive Council Tax Support and who were eligible to pay Council Tax on properties in Bands E to H on 1 April 2022 will receive an energy rebate payment of £170.

Residents who were exempt from paying Council Tax (for reason code N, S, U and W) on properties in Bands E to H on 1 April 2022 will receive an energy rebate payment of £150.

You will not need to make an application for the discretionary payment.  We will write to you if we need more information from you.

    

Further frequently asked questions are available to view on the Government’s website.


Last updated on 18 November 2022