Help with domestic energy costs
Households in Northern Ireland are to receive a single non-repayable payment totalling £600 to help with their energy bills, regardless of how they heat their home.
What the payment includes
The payment is made up of the Energy Bills Support Scheme (£400) and the Alternative Fuel Payment (£200) and will be provided by the UK government through electricity suppliers.
The payment is automatic.
If you get a message asking for your bank details, this could be a scam. You can report messages you think are suspicious.
All households with a domestic meter (T01) and electricity contract are eligible for the payment.
Households without a domestic meter or with a non-domestic electricity contract will also receive a £600 payment this winter.
How you’ll get the payment
There will be different ways for getting the payment. You can find out more on the GOV.UK website at the following link: