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Alternative Fuel Payment £400

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  • dealyboydealyboy Forumite
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    Hi,
    Hi,

    I looked at my Octopus account today and found I was credited with AFP twice, this seems to be due to me having a complex electric heating system (Total Heating with Total Control), thus giving me 2 meters with 2 MPANs.
    should you even have qualified with electric heating, according to Gov.UK,

    You’re eligible for this payment if the main way you heat your home uses:

    • tank or bottled gas
    • liquid petroleum gas (LPG)
    • oil
    • wood
    • solid fuel

    OR ...

    You’re eligible for this payment automatically if the main way the majority of your postcode addresses heat their homes is by:

    • tank or bottled gas
    • liquid petroleum gas (LPG)
    • oil
    • wood
    • solid fuel
    (i.e. not mains electricity)

    if your postcode is off the gas grid.

    'should' is the active word and deserves a question mark.

    A double payment is clearly an unusual quirk, but those who have been omitted and off the gas grid (presumably) are those addresses in blocks of flats or maisonettes where an alternative to electricity is impracticable or not permitted.
  • pochasepochase Forumite
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    Hi,
    Hi,

    I looked at my Octopus account today and found I was credited with AFP twice, this seems to be due to me having a complex electric heating system (Total Heating with Total Control), thus giving me 2 meters with 2 MPANs.
    should you even have qualified with electric heating, according to Gov.UK,

    You’re eligible for this payment if the main way you heat your home uses:

    • tank or bottled gas
    • liquid petroleum gas (LPG)
    • oil
    • wood
    • solid fuel

    Or if your post code is listed as no gas and using mainly alternative heating.

    In this case everybody in the post code gets the payment, no matter what they use for heating.
  • frugalmacdugalfrugalmacdugal Forumite
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    Hi,
    dealyboy said:
    [email protected] ...
    Hi,
    Hi,

    I looked at my Octopus account today and found I was credited with AFP twice, this seems to be due to me having a complex electric heating system (Total Heating with Total Control), thus giving me 2 meters with 2 MPANs.
    should you even have qualified with electric heating, according to Gov.UK,

    You’re eligible for this payment if the main way you heat your home uses:

    • tank or bottled gas
    • liquid petroleum gas (LPG)
    • oil
    • wood
    • solid fuel

    OR ...

    You’re eligible for this payment automatically if the main way the majority of your postcode addresses heat their homes is by:

    • tank or bottled gas
    • liquid petroleum gas (LPG)
    • oil
    • wood
    • solid fuel
    (i.e. not mains electricity)

    if your postcode is off the gas grid.

    'should' is the active word and deserves a question mark.

    A double payment is clearly an unusual quirk, but those who have been omitted and off the gas grid (presumably) are those addresses in blocks of flats or maisonettes where an alternative to electricity is impracticable or not permitted.
    but OP said,
    Which is strange as all the properties in my postcode are (or should be) on electric storage heaters.

    Y'all take care now.
  • edited 8 March at 10:26AM
    dealyboydealyboy Forumite
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    edited 8 March at 10:26AM
    Hi,
    dealyboy said:
    [email protected] ...
    Hi,
    Hi,

    I looked at my Octopus account today and found I was credited with AFP twice, this seems to be due to me having a complex electric heating system (Total Heating with Total Control), thus giving me 2 meters with 2 MPANs.
    should you even have qualified with electric heating, according to Gov.UK,

    You’re eligible for this payment if the main way you heat your home uses:

    • tank or bottled gas
    • liquid petroleum gas (LPG)
    • oil
    • wood
    • solid fuel

    OR ...

    You’re eligible for this payment automatically if the main way the majority of your postcode addresses heat their homes is by:

    • tank or bottled gas
    • liquid petroleum gas (LPG)
    • oil
    • wood
    • solid fuel
    (i.e. not mains electricity)

    if your postcode is off the gas grid.

    'should' is the active word and deserves a question mark.

    A double payment is clearly an unusual quirk, but those who have been omitted and off the gas grid (presumably) are those addresses in blocks of flats or maisonettes where an alternative to electricity is impracticable or not permitted.
    but OP said,
    Which is strange as all the properties in my postcode are (or should be) on electric storage heaters.

    ... then it is a double quirk  :| Edit: I think @Spoonie_Turtle answered this post 3.
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