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Winter Fuel Support Scheme

As part of 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 from their local council to provide support towards paying their winter fuel bills. All applications must be received by a local council before the 18 February 2022.

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,
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, or
  • Income Based 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 one which is responsible for paying the fuel bills for their property, see below-

  • 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,
    • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, or
    • Income Based Employment & Support Allowance, or
    • Universal Credit, or
    • Working Tax Credits
  • You have not received a payment under the scheme before
  • 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,
    • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, or
    • Income Based Employment & Support Allowance, or
    • Universal Credit, or
    • Working Tax Credits
  • You or your partner have not received a payment under the scheme before

All applications must be received by a local council before the 18th February 2022.

Please make sure you have your housing benefit reference number available to apply.
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