Household Support Fund

The Government has provided further Household Support Funding to Local Authorities for the period April 2022 to September 2022.

Payment for Energy Bills (working age)

Payment of £200 towards energy bills will be made to;

  • Working-age single people and couples with no children who are receiving Local Council Tax Reduction, Housing Benefit or Universal Credit that includes housing costs in the calculation.
  • Working-age parent/guardians who have a dependent child/children in the household where the parent/guardian is receiving any of the following; Local Council Tax Reduction, Housing Benefit or Universal Credit that includes housing costs in the calculation.
If you received a payment for energy under the previous Household Support Fund you do not need to apply, payment has now been processed and should be in your bank account by 08/07/22.

If you are eligible but have not previously received an award we will write to you for your details so we can make an award to you. You do not need to contact us, we will contact you.

The payment is funded from the Household Support Fund, the Discretionary Energy Rebate Fund and other Council funding. All grants will be awarded by 30 September 2022.

Payment for Energy Bills (pension age)

Payment of £200 towards energy bills will be made to
  • Pensioners receiving Housing Benefit and/or Local Council Tax Reduction.
If you are a pensioner and you are eligible under this Household Support Fund you do not need to apply, we will send you a notification that you will take to a Post Office to redeem the award.

The payment is funded from the Household Support Fund, the Discretionary Energy Rebate Fund and other Council funding. All grants will be awarded by 30 September 2022.

Payment for food

Payments already made
  • By way of vouchers for each dependent child eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals for the Easter 2022 and May 2022 school holidays at £15 per week. Vouchers have already been issued by schools.  
  • By way of a payment for each dependent child in the household who is not eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals where the parent/guardian is receiving any of the following; Local Council Tax Reduction, Housing Benefit or Universal Credit that includes housing costs in the calculation.  Payment has already been issued at £15 per week for 3 weeks for each eligible child for the Easter 2022 and May 2022 school holidays.
No further payments can be made for food for the Easter 2022 and May 2022 school holidays.

Payments still to be made. Doncaster Council has decided to provide additional funding for Food awards for the summer period as follows;
  • By way of vouchers for each dependent child eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals for the Summer holidays at £15 per week. Vouchers will be issued by schools.
  • By way of payment to parents/guardians of children not eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals for the Summer holidays. A one-off payment of £75.00 per child will be made where the parent/guardian is receiving any of the following; Local Council Tax Reduction, Housing Benefit or Universal Credit that includes housing costs in the calculation. We will make a payment to all parents/guardians who received a previous award. You do not need to contact us, we will make payment direct to your bank account.

New awards for fuel and food

If you are eligible but have not previously received an award we will write to you for your details so we can make an award to you. You do not need to contact us, we will contact you

Please read all the above information before contacting us with any further enquiries.

Foodbanks & Hygiene Bank

Funding has also been made available to Doncaster Foodbanks and the Hygiene bank.

 

The Government is making extra payments in some benefits to help with the cost of living, details of who qualifies and when payments will be made are on the gov.uk Cost of Living webpage.

If you need help or advice: MoneyHelper brings together the support and services of three government-backed financial guidance providers: the Money Advice Service, the Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise.

Visit www.moneyhelper.org.uk for further information.

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Last updated: 01 July 2022 10:28:37