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Winter Fuel Support Scheme


Winter fuel support schemeIn order to assist working age households on low incomes, Welsh Government has introduced a Winter Fuel Support Scheme.

It allows eligible households to claim a one-off £100 payment from their local council to provide support towards paying their winter fuel bills. The payment will be available to all eligible households regardless of whether you pay for your fuel on a pre-payment metre, by direct debit or by paying a bill quarterly.

Those who may be eligible for the payment, should be contacted by their local authority and be invited to make a claim for the scheme.

Anyone who is not contacted who believes they are eligible for the payment, can also submit a claim from through their local authority’s website from 13 December 2021 until midnight on 18 February 2022.

Find your local authority

Anyone who is unable to access your local authority’s website should get in touch with their Housing Support Officer who will be able to help.

Payments will be made between January and March 2022 direct to eligible resident’s bank accounts.

Eligibility

You will be eligible if you (or your partner) are in receipt of one of the qualifying working age-means tested benefits below at any time between 1st December 2021 and 31 January 2022:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance,
  • Income Related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credits

You must also be responsible for paying your fuel bills to your energy provider for your property in Wales and this property is considered your primary residence.

This condition is not satisfied if you (or your partner) pay for your fuel off grid. i.e oil, Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) or coal - If you require further financial assistance with off grid fuel costs you can apply to the Discretionary Assistance Fund for help.

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