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ericthesanddune
ericthesanddune Posts: 60 Forumite
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I live in a village with no mains gas and the majority here use heating oil and have received £200 AFP
Two people I know only use electric for their heating…one has received their £200 but the other hasn’t and when they contacted their electricity supplier they said they wouldn’t get it because they use electric.. one gets the payment and the other doesn’t yet they are both with British Gas for their electricity supply 
Does anyone else on here use electric heating and did you get the payment? 
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  • MattMattMattUK
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    I live in a village with no mains gas and the majority here use heating oil and have received £200 AFP
    Two people I know only use electric for their heating…one has received their £200 but the other hasn’t and when they contacted their electricity supplier they said they wouldn’t get it because they use electric.. one gets the payment and the other doesn’t yet they are both with British Gas for their electricity supply 
    Does anyone else on here use electric heating and did you get the payment? 
    Some people with all electric heating will get it because they live in certain areas, they are not entitled but they may get lucky.
  • ericthesanddune
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    Hi Matt.. is there a link to show that all electric heating are not entitled.. cheers
  • dealyboy
    dealyboy Posts: 1,784 Forumite
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    Hi @ericthesanddune ...

    You may like to have a look on the LPG sub-forum, lots of AFP threads with questions/comments along your lines and some very informative responses, especially on the MSE thread and (I hope they don't mind) by @Spoonie_Turtle.
  • molerat
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    Hi Matt.. is there a link to show that all electric heating are not entitled.. cheers

    It is not that those using electric are not entitled but those not using alternative fuels may be entitled.  It is all down to a data trawl using census and other information.
    At the bottom of page 8 there is a link to an Excel file that lists the post codes of those deemed to be in a predominantly alternative fuel area.

  • Spoonie_Turtle
    Spoonie_Turtle Posts: 8,525 Forumite
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    molerat said:
    Hi Matt.. is there a link to show that all electric heating are not entitled.. cheers

    It is not that those using electric are not entitled but those not using alternative fuels may be entitled.  It is all down to a data trawl using census and other information.
    At the bottom of page 8 there is a link to an Excel file that lists the post codes of those deemed to be in a predominantly alternative fuel area.

    Not quite.  The Excel file is all those off gas.  The next test is whether they're in an area with predominantly not electric heating (via the census data).

    However the last paragraph of page 8 does make it clear that those using electric are not the target group for payment - so those of us using electric in areas using predominantly alternative fuels are accidental beneficiaries.
  • Bolt1234
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    I have a heat pump and use electricity only.  No gas here.  I have just received the £200
  • dunstonh
    dunstonh Posts: 116,647 Forumite
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    Bolt1234 said:
    I have a heat pump and use electricity only.  No gas here.  I have just received the £200
    You got lucky.    Some have.    

    Basically, all the data that is available means that some all electric users are slipping through the net.
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). The comments I make are just my opinion and are for discussion purposes only. They are not financial advice and you should not treat them as such. If you feel an area discussed may be relevant to you, then please seek advice from an Independent Financial Adviser local to you.
  • Officer_Crabtree
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    THTC metering system (2 meters) here, and received £400.

    I'm keeping quiet about it, if they want to have it back they can, but they'll have to do the work for it...
  • matelodave
    matelodave Posts: 8,622 Forumite
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    There will always be anomalies, some will benefit and some will lose out but the cost of looking at every one individually and doing a means test for every one will far outweigh any saving that might be made.

    If you your conscience bothers you then donate it to charity .

    I live in an place where the nearest gas is some three miles away and therefore everyone has to use some form of alternative heating, mainly oil, lpg or electricity (storage or direct) I'm the only one I know who has a heatpump. I guess that all of them will receive the AFP.

    I have just had the £200 AFP and as far as I'm concerned it will contribute towards the extra running cost that a heatpump has over those who use gas for heating and hot water.
    Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers
  • Mstty
    Mstty Posts: 4,209 Forumite
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    In truth @matelodave with the AFP some will benefit but none should lose out as there is the manual claim for those on alternate fuels to claim upon.
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