Others on low incomes who are on certain means-tested benefits may also get the support, such as those on Universal Credit or Working Tax Credit.
Average energy bills are currently £2,500 a year, with the Government’s Energy Price Guarantee capping the unit price of energy.
The guarantee is increasing in March when average annual bills will go up to £3,000 a year, increasing the pressure on household budgets.
All UK households are currently receiving a £400 discount on their energy bills. People in England, Scotland and Wales have been getting the discount in instalments, from October 2022 to March 2023.
The first two instalments were for £66 while the payments from December to March are for £67.