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Reminder: energy rebate for students

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This is a reminder about the Government’s Energy rebate scheme, announced in February 2022, for students who weren’t in their new homes on 1 April 2022. Students who are eligible, can claim a one-off payment of £150 per household, to help towards the rise in energy costs.

Am I eligible?

There are two ways you may be eligible.

Criteria one

If you:

  • Are a full-time student at The University of Manchester
  • And you’ve moved into a new student property since 1 April 2022
  • And either the Council Tax Bill, or one or more energy bills are in your name

You are eligible for a one-off payment of £150 to help towards your household’s energy bills. Please note this payment is one per household and you can find out how to apply below.

Criteria two

If you:

  • Are a full-time student at The University of Manchester
  • Have lived in privately rented accommodation during the academic year 2021/22 and continue to live there into the 2022/23 academic year
  • Your student home is in property bands E-H
  • You have not already received an Energy grant rebate payment
  • The Council Tax bill is in their name, or the name of a resident in the property (and not in the Landlord’s name)

If all of the above apply to you, then you are eligible to apply for a discretionary £150 Council Tax Energy Rebate payment for your household. Again, please note this payment is one per household.

How to apply

One payment will be made per household so only one of those named on the Council Tax bill should apply on behalf of all of the residents in the property. You can apply here.

When do I need to apply by?

The discretionary energy rebate scheme is time limited also and will end 30 November 2022, so make sure you get your application in as soon as possible.

Need further support?

We understand that the cost of living crisis is having a big impact on our students. Our cost of living webpages outlines what support is currently on offer, and an outline of further support we’re currently working on.

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