Guidance on Household Energy Support in NI

Households in Northern Ireland will receive a single non-repayable payment totalling £600 to help with their energy bills, regardless of how they heat their home.

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 or personal information, or to phone a number or click on a link, this could be a scam. You can report messages you think are suspicious.

If you pay by direct debit or use a keypad meter, suppliers should have all the information they need to get your payment to you.


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