The Welsh Government Fuel Support Scheme is part of a £90m fuel support package to address immediate pressures on living costs.

Applications for the scheme will be open from 9am 26 September 2022 to 5pm on 28 February 2023.

Eligible households can claim a one-off payment of £200 from the local authority to provide support towards paying their fuel costs. This payment is in addition to the Energy Bill rebate being offered by UK Government and the Winter Fuel Payment normally paid to pensioners.

An eligible household is defined as a single person or a couple who are responsible for paying the fuel costs of their home.

A payment can be made under the scheme if the applicant meets all 4 of the conditions below.

1) Benefit Entitlement Condition

The applicant or their partner is in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits below at any time between 1 September 2022 and 31 January 2023.

  • Council Tax Reduction (CTR)
  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Working Tax Credits
  • Child Tax Credits
  • Pension Credit
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carers Allowance
  • Contributory Based/New Style Jobseekers Allowance
  • Contributory Based/New Style Employment and Support Allowance
  • Armed forces Independence Payment
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • War Pension Mobility Supplement

OR

A qualifying person in the household is in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits below at any time between 1 September 2022 and 31 January 2023.

  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Armed forces Independence Payment
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • War Pension Mobility Supplement

A qualifying person is defined as someone who:

  • Occupies the householder’s home as their primary residence; and
  • Is a dependent child or adult living with the applicant or their partner; and
  • Is in receipt of one the 6 aforementioned benefits

2) Fuel Liability Condition

The applicant or their partner are responsible for the fuel costs at their property whether payments are made through pre-payment meter, direct debit, monthly or quarterly bill. The fuel received can be on or off grid.

3) Residence Condition

The property must be the primary residence of the applicant or their partner and must be in Ceredigion.

4) Payment Condition

Only one payment will be made to the household for the duration of this scheme. If you have already received a payment, then any subsequent applications will be rejected. In cases where eligibility has been met through a qualifying person, payment will be made to the householder liable for council tax or the fuel costs.

If you think that you meet all the above conditions, then click on the button below to begin your application. You will need the following information to complete your form:

  • Council Tax Reference Number
  • Housing Benefit / Council Tax Reduction Reference Number
  • National Insurance Number
  • Bank Details

Payments are made under the Local Welfare Provision and will therefore be disregarded in the assessment of all means tested benefits and are not taxable.

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