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