MORE than 72,000 residents in Barnsley have now received their £150 energy rebate payment.

Those who haven’t submitted their applications yet have until June 30 to do so - and many forms are still being processed by the council.

A spokesperson added: “We are aware some residents haven’t yet been paid.

“Validation checks are having to be done on many of the forms we’ve received to assure your money will go to the right place. “These things take time so we really appreciate your patience if you have not yet received yours.

“There is a dedicated line - 787787 - for any urgent queries or with help by completing the application form.

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“Our phone lines are extremely busy, please keep waiting and we’re doing all we can to answer your calls as quickly as possible. “We’ll also do our best to answer any comments on this post or any other questions, during our office hours.”