The deadline for West Suffolk residents who do not pay their Council Tax by direct debit, to claim their £150 Council Tax Rebate Grant, has been extended.
The money, which doesn’t have to be paid back, is for Council Tax band A-D households including those who already pay low or no Council Tax, as a result of receiving Council Tax support. The government announced the Rebate Grant scheme to help toward the increase in energy bills.
West Suffolk Council, working with Anglia Revenues Partnership has so far administered over £7.8 million of the rebate grant to more than 51,000 eligible households.
Another 1,261 households are going through the mandatory checks that the council has to carry out in order to reduce the risk of fraud.
That leaves around 8,800 households who are a still to claim the grant.
While applications were due to close on May 31, West Suffolk Council has extended the deadline to June 5, 2022.
Residents can complete the form online at www.angliarevenues.gov.uk/WSrebate – they are advised that the bank details given should be for the person named first on their Council Tax bill.
Eligible residents have until June 5, 2022, to complete the form. After this date, any eligible households will have the rebate grant applied to their Council Tax bill to reduce their payments and a new bill for a lesser amount will be sent out in mid-June. The Council and Anglia Revenues Partnership will then work with any residents who due to their circumstances end up in credit on their Council Tax account, to get the Rebate Grant transferred into their bank accounts as soon as possible.