As part of a support package of over £50m to address immediate pressures on living costs Welsh Government has made available over £38 million through a Winter Fuel Support Scheme.

Eligible households can claim a one-off £100 payment to provide support towards paying their on-grid winter fuel bills for their primary residence in Wales.

The scheme is open to households where one member is in receipt of working age means-tested welfare benefits (at any time between the 1 December 2021 and 31 January 2022):

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

The payment will be available to all eligible households regardless of whether they pay for their fuel on a pre-payment meter, by direct debit or by paying a bill quarterly.

An eligible household for this scheme is defined below:


Single person

You apply to the scheme on or before 18 February 2022

You are responsible for paying the fuel bills at your property
You are in receipt of a qualifying working age means-tested welfare benefit at any time between 1 December 2021 and 31 January 2022

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

You have not received a payment under the scheme before


Couple

You or your partner apply to the scheme on or before 18 February 2022

You, your partner, or both of you are responsible for paying the fuel bills at your property

You, your partner, or both of you are in receipt of a qualifying working age means-tested welfare benefit at any time between 1 December 2021 and 31 January 2022

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

You or your partner have not received a payment under the scheme before


The Authority will be contacting households who we believe to be eligible prior to 13 December 2021. If you have not been contacted by the Authority by this date and believe you may qualify for this support then you can submit by clicking on the Start Application button below.

All applications must be received before midnight on 18 February 2022. Payments for successful applications will be made from January through to end of March 2022.

If you are experiencing severe financial hardship or require assistance with off-grid fuel costs such as oil, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) or coal, you may wish to make a claim to the Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF).

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