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Home heating oil help. We cannot wait for the 'detail'. Can help come retrospectively? Need oil NOW
edited 21 September 2022 at 4:47PM in LPG, heating oil, solid & other fuels
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For the reasons in this thread.
I doubt the government has an accurate list of people who have oil heating that they can match up to benefits, known savings etc.
That leaves the option of an application type system open to fraud and lots of manual effort. So I'd expect a simpler solution who suppliers or refiners claim costs over a certain level. Easier to audit a few companies to reduce any fraud or errors
But I could well be totally wrong, these are strange times
Why do you say unlikely to get help? Liz Truss announced ther WILL be help. So it's definite.
The important thing, as @Section62 has pointed out, you will get the £400 through your electricity supply, like everyone else connected to the grid.
My elec is 39 pounds per month. I have no elec shower or freezer or cooker. so it's really just lighting, kettle and microwave, phone & laptop charging for 1 person. I don't even have a tv.