northernirelandworld.com 13 Jan, 2022 16:45 am

£200 NI Energy Payment Support: who will get it?

£200 NI Energy Payment Support: who will get it?
A one-off payment of £200 is to be made to people across Northern Ireland who are struggling to meet rising energy costs, Stormont ministers have agreed.

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey gave details today (Thursday) of the £55 million Energy Payment Support Scheme for vulnerable people.“My Department continues to offer a range of support to assist vulnerable people on low incomes who are in fuel poverty.“This funding is vital in providing further financial support to help vulnerable people meet their energy costs and to supporting people in maintaining their physical and mental health and wellbeing.The Minister said huge hikes in energy prices have placed even more pressure on people who are already struggling this winter.

“I know the impact that rising global energy prices are having on people on low incomes and I have secured this funding in order to protect people from the worst impacts.Picture: Matt Cardy/Getty Images “That’s why I am providing a one-off payment of £200 to support those people and families who, without additional support, may struggle to heat their homes or pay their energy bills.

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