Household Benefits Package - SW 107


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There are two allowances in the Household Benefits Package.

Allowance 1

  • Electricity Allowance or
  • Natural Gas Allowance or
  • Cash Electricity Allowance or
  • Cash Gas Allowance

Allowance 2

  • Free Television Licence

Note:
Please note that the Telephone Allowance has been discontinued from 1 January 2014.

Allowance 1

This allowance is an Electricity or Natural Gas Allowance and is made up of 4 different options. If you have an electricity and natural gas supply and depending on your supplier you can receive your allowance as a credit on your bill or as a cash credit into your nominated financial account or Post Office.

A. Electricity Allowance

The Electricity Allowance is a cash credit of €35 a month, (see section 5).

B. Natural Gas Allowance

The Natural Gas Allowance is an alternative to the Electricity Allowance if your home is connected to a natural gas supply. It is a cash credit of €35 a month, (see section 5).

C. Cash Electricity Allowance

If you live in self-contained accommodation (a flat or an apartment) and you have a slot meter or the registered consumer of gas or electricity at your address is a landlord, you may qualify for a Cash Electricity Allowance. This is paid as a monthly payment to your nominated financial account or post office, (see section 5). Also if you are with a supplier other than Electric Ireland you may also be eligible to get the cash electricity allowance.

D. Cash Gas Allowance

If your home is not connected to a natural gas supply but you otherwise satisfy the conditions of the scheme, you may get the Cash Gas Allowance. This is paid as a monthly payment to your nominated financial account or post office, (see section 5). Also if you are with a supplier other than Bord Gais or Flogas you may also be eligible to get the cash gas allowance.

 

Allowance 2

Free Television Licence

Once you qualify for the Household Benefits Package you may get a Free Television Licence from the next renewal date of your television licence.

Last modified:26/09/2014
 

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