£150 Energy Rebate Scheme
Why am I being asked to supply supplementary information?
Depending on how you pay your Council Tax you may be a required to give supplementary evidence, such as:
- Bank Statement
- Utility Bill
- Council Tax Bill
Extract from Government Guidance
27. Councils will be required to undertake pre-payment checks prior to payment of any grant which is not awarded to a live direct debit holder. These should allow them to:
a) Satisfy themselves that the person who is applying is entitled to payment; and
b) Satisfy themselves that payment details provided (if applicable) belong to an entitled person and relate to the relevant address
28. Councils should retain a record of:
i) all evidence provided as part of claims, and
ii) all pre-payment checks undertaken
The Council will also check and validate the information before payment can be made.
A ratepayer who provides false information or makes false representation in order to benefit from the Council Tax Rebate or Discretionary Fund may be guilty of fraud under the Fraud Act 2006