Households who have not yet received their £200 alternative fuels payment (AFP) energy bills support can now apply for the AFP Alternative Fund.
Most households will automatically get a £200 Alternative Fuels Payment (AFP) if they:
- Use alternative fuels for most of their heating, such as liquid petroleum gas (LPG), oil or solid fuel
- Are connected to the electricity grid
If you do not get it automatically, use this service to apply for £200 support to help pay for alternative fuels. You can only make one application per household.
Check your eligibility and apply online
Eligible households will need to complete a short online form on the GOV.UK website.
The scheme is open to all eligible households until 31 May 2023.
If you need help
Households without online access or who need support completing their application can contact the government helpline on 0808 175 3943 where they will be guided through the application process.
The helpline is open 8am to 6pm on Monday to Friday.
What you need to know
After you apply, we will check you live at the address you apply for. You’ll be told about the progress of your application by email or letter within 6 weeks.
If you’re eligible, we will arrange a one-off payment which you do not need to repay.
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