BEIS has announced today when the £600 payment will be made for NI consumers – see; https://www.gov.uk/guidance/getting-household-energy-bill-support-in-northern-ireland
If you’re a direct debit customer, £600 will be deposited directly into your bank account between 16 January and 28 February 2023. BEIS advise, if you don’t receive the payment, please wait until after 28 February to contact your supplier. If your supplier can’t complete a direct payment into your bank account, you will receive a voucher from the Post Office.
If you don’t have a direct debit arrangement, you will receive a voucher for £600 from your energy supplier.
Voucher delivery will be phased from 16 January 2023 onwards, and we expect all customers to receive their voucher by 28 February 2023.
Customers with a standard credit (bill pay) account
Your voucher will be in the form of a letter containing a barcode, addressed to the named account holder.
Customers with a prepay (keypad) meter
Your voucher will be in the form of a letter containing a barcode, addressed to ‘The Occupier’. You do not need to get it updated to the named account holder.
If your landlord is the named account holder, but you top up the keypad meter yourself, then you are the intended recipient. The payment is to support energy costs for the household.
NIOF would encourage customers to use this payment (or part thereof) to order oil.