Martin Lewis urges those ineligible for council tax rebate to ask council anyway
Martin Lewis has urged those who are not eligible for the £150 council tax rebate to get in touch anyway. The Money Saving Expert founder has said the councils have been given a £144 million discretionary fund.
Those who are unable to pay energy bills but not eligible for payment given to people living in council tax bands A to D may be able to receive up to £150 in this situation.
Anyone who is interested is urged to apply, but Martin did warn that it can sometimes be slow to be granted money this way.
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He issued the advice in a tweet. He wrote: "Struggling to pay energy bills, but not in council tax bands A-D, so not due the £150 payment? Councils got £144m discretionary fund, to give upto £150 to people in this situation
"Check out how to apply (though some are very slow to get any of this scheme's money out)"
Households in bands A to D were promised the £150 payment to help with soaring energy bills as the price cap increased by more than 50 per cent.