Alternative Fuel Payment - receipt dates

I put in an application using the government portal and have just received a reply from East Devon County Council saying they required more information - OK but it also said to supply invoice/purchases dated from September 2022 to March 2023 - does that mean that we only have until the end of March if we want to buy more oil (I paid for my last lot on 31st August - sigh) and thought I had until May when the portal closed to buy some more - but now not sure - it doesn't give a closing date on the gov website - does anyone know what the situation is?

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  • cazza0104
    cazza0104 Posts: 27 Forumite
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    I would buy more now just to be sure!
  • propertyrental
    propertyrental Posts: 2,453 Forumite
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    If your tank will take it I'd buy now.

    Prices have come down anyway and who knows? They might go up again.....
  • infoadict
    infoadict Posts: 81 Forumite
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    Having read this, I just rang the government help line and they confirm that receipts can de dated anytime from September 22 up to 31st May 23
  • mmmmikey
    mmmmikey Posts: 1,618 Forumite
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    .....also worth noting that there are reports on another thread of folk who have applied with receipts dated before September 22 that have just been paid.
  • Spoonie_Turtle
    Spoonie_Turtle Posts: 8,377 Forumite
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    I guess those show it's a consistent need rather than an optional supplementary fuel.
  • I'm puzzled why anyone is accepting jumping through these hoops.
    I contacted my MP to tell him British Gas had applied the credit to my electricity account and when I said I did not want that as I had an oil delivery imminent that I needed to pay for, they refused to credit the £200 to my bank account.
    Within a couple of days the money was in my bank account - my MP took action immediately.
    I'm not messing around with receipts - its a bit like innocent til proven guilty - if anyone wants to tell me I need to prove I'm eligible let them prove I'm not!!
    I'm fed up with all the work being passed back, stop playing their games.
  • kar999
    kar999 Posts: 706 Forumite
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    edited 29 March 2023 at 12:29AM
    mmmmikey said:
    .....also worth noting that there are reports on another thread of folk who have applied with receipts dated before September 22 that have just been paid.
    I guess those show it's a consistent need rather than an optional supplementary fuel.
    I fill up annually & submitted my receipts for 1100+ litres dated 2021 & 2022 (pre September 22) and received the £200 payment/email today.
     The vast majority of the postcode is rural & off gas grid and my receipts clearly evidenced Oil as my main heating source.
    I understand the application & payment is assessed by the local council so I hope local knowledge & common sense prevails nationwide.
    If the ball had gone in the net it would have been a goal.
    If my Auntie had been a man she'd have been my Uncle.
  • I'm puzzled why anyone is accepting jumping through these hoops.
    I contacted my MP to tell him British Gas had applied the credit to my electricity account …
    I'm not messing around with receipts - its a bit like innocent til proven guilty - if anyone wants to tell me I need to prove I'm eligible let them prove I'm not!!
    Receipts are for the manual application process, not the automatic payments.
  • FLady
    FLady Posts: 2 Newbie
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    Thanks for all these replies - since some people above said they knew that earlier receipts had been accepted _ i thought I would just submit my credit card receipt showing a pay date of 30th August along with the invoice and 1 hour later I got back an email saying "application had been sent for payment"  which I think means success !!
  • mmmmikey
    mmmmikey Posts: 1,618 Forumite
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    FLady said:
    Thanks for all these replies - since some people above said they knew that earlier receipts had been accepted _ i thought I would just submit my credit card receipt showing a pay date of 30th August along with the invoice and 1 hour later I got back an email saying "application had been sent for payment"  which I think means success !!

    That's great - thanks for the update :):):)
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