Ministers announced today that households that do not benefit directly from the Government’s energy price cap will get the bung.
Homes that use heating oil rather than gas will get an additional £100 on top of the £400 bills discount already announced.
More than 1.6million homes are thought to currently rely on heating oil.
The Business Department said: “The Government will also provide an additional payment of £100 to households across the UK who are not able to receive support for their heating costs through the Energy Price Guarantee.
“This might be because they live in an area of the UK that is not served by the gas grid and is to compensate for the rising costs of alternative fuels such as heating oil.”