The online application form for the council tax energy rebate scheme is now open on Kirklees Council’s website.
Many eligible people in households in Council Tax bands A-D in the borough have already received the rebate because of the Council’s automatic payment system.
To ease the burden on families amid the cost-of-living crisis, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced in February that households will receive a £150 council tax energy rebate for households in Council Tax bands A-D.
The rebate was due to land in people’s accounts at the beginning of last month but most eligible people began to receive the rebate a few weeks ago.
The rebate will land in people’s accounts within two weeks of a successful online application.
Just under 95,000 people have already received their rebate into their accounts. The Council will be paying out over £14m in total – with a turnaround of £1.5m a day.
If you or someone you know struggles with using the internet or may struggle with filling in the form itself, the Council has a dedicated team on hand to help at 01484 225331.
If you pay your council tax by direct debit and haven’t got your rebate yet, it means an issue was flagged with your account during the Council’s automated checks – but this doesn’t mean you won’t receive your rebate.
Kirklees Council is issuing letters to explain the issue and help resolve it.
To find out more about the Council Tax Energy Rebate, check whether you’re eligible, and make an application, visit the Council Tax Energy Rebate page on their website.