WITH many people facing hard times they are being urged to make sure that they get all the support that they can.

Shropshire Council is urging residents that received a letter inviting them to apply for the £150 council tax energy rebate dated May 17, 2022, and who haven’t yet applied, to ensure they get their applications in no later than Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

Residents that don’t apply by this date will not be able to receive the rebate via a bank payment, or a cash voucher; but instead, will have the energy rebate credited against their council tax account.

This will happen before the end of September 2022.

If people decide that for any reason they do not want to receive the rebate then they will need to let the council know.

Shropshire Council says that so far there are 10,000 people that have received the letter bit have not applied.

The money is part of a package that has been announced by the Government, to help people to cope with the rocketing cost of living, as inflation surges towards double figures, for the first time in a long time.

Fuel costs can be a particular problem for people living in rural areas, who are hardest hit by high petrol and diesel prices because of the distances and a lack of public transport options to get to work and for domestic and leisure travel.

People unable to apply online, can call the team on 0345 678 9002 and someone will be able to help with the application.

The council says that phone lines can be very busy so there may be a delay and ask callers to be patient.