Heating Oil rebate - £100?

MrsPorridge
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I have read that those who use heating oil (we do) get an extra £100 rebate from the Government.  Does anyone know if this is right?  And, if so, then how do we go about claiming it?  We pay for our heating oil as we use it not via DD.  How would the Govt know that we do use heating oil?
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    I have read that those who use heating oil (we do) get an extra £100 rebate from the Government.  Does anyone know if this is right?  And, if so, then how do we go about claiming it?  We pay for our heating oil as we use it not via DD.  How would the Govt know that we do use heating oil?
    Nobody knows, there have been no details published.
    The best info we have is from this statement from UKIFDA:

    UKIFDA, the trade body for the liquid fuel distribution industry, has met with the government to discuss the most efficient way of getting the £100 fixed payment announced on 19th September to heating oil customers.

    Given the highly competitive nature of the heating oil market, customers have the ability to purchase from a number of different distributors and outlets. Consequently, they are likely to hold multiple accounts, which makes the fixed payment distribution challenging to deliver without duplication.

    Inevitably this will take some time, so we strongly recommend that customers do not wait if they need heating oil. We are working closely with the government to find a solution and ensure that heating oil households receive their £100 as soon as possible.

    As we head into winter, many oil heating customers will know that the best and most economical approach is to talk to their local distributors on a regular basis and not leave purchases to the last minute.

    There's a thread over in the "other fuels" forum where this has been discussed, and where you're likely to find news when there is some:
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6388621/so-the-discretionary-fund-is-drumroll-100-measly-quid

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