Broadband - From 22 August 2022 people receiving certain benefits can ask
broadband firms to check their eligibility for social tariffs. Reduced social
tariffs allow UK households receiving income based benefits such as Universal
Credit and Pension Credit to pay less for internet and telecoms access.
Current providers include BT, Community Fibre, NOW, Sky, Virgin Media and
South East Water - Customers whose household income is £16,480
(excluding disability benefits) per year or less can apply to have their water
bill capped at £157.78 or £127.14.
Southern Water – They have an Essentials Tariff designed to help customers
who are struggling to pay their water services charges. It provides a discount
of at least 20% on future bills and a low income pensioner discount.
Oil - You might be able to get a fuel voucher if you rely on oil, liquefied
petroleum gas (LPG), coal or wood as your main source of heating and aren’t
on the gas grid.
Electricity/Gas - Many of the big energy firms provide grants to help people
who are behind with payments.
You may be able to get payments from the Government to help with the
cost of living if you’re getting certain benefits. You will be paid
PWCAC is OPEN for face-to-face advice (appointments and drop-ins) Monday
to Friday, 9:30 – 1:30. If you need advice about the above or about housing
and homelessness, debt, relationship breakdown, welfare benefits,
employment, or anything else please contact us:
firstname.lastname@example.org | 01892 838619
94 Commercial Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6DP