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Winter Fuel Support Scheme

​​Applications for the Winter Support Fuel Scheme can be made here from 26 September.

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The Welsh Government Winter Fuel Support Scheme will be open again this year.

Eligible households can claim a one off £200 payment from their local authority to provide support towards paying their fuel costs. 

One payment will be available to all eligible households however they pay for their fuel, and can be claimed regardless of whether they are using on or off-grid fuel.

The scheme will be open to households where an applicant or their partner is in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits at any time between 1 September 2022 and 31 January 2023.


Apply for the winter fuel support scheme​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window


  • You are responsible for paying the fuel bills at your property.
  • You have not already received a payment under the scheme this year.
  • You are in receipt of one of the eligible benefits at any time between 1 September 2022 and 31 January 2023.

Eligible benefits​​


  • Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS)
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • 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





  • You, your partner, or both of you are responsible for paying the fuel bills at your property.
  • You have not already received a payment under the scheme this year.
  • You, your partner, or both of you are in receipt of one of the eligible benefits at any time between 1 September 2022 and 31 January 2023


Eligible benefits​​​​

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • War Pension Mobility Supplement​​






If you or your partner are liable for the fuel costs but do not receive any of the qualifying benefits, you could be entitled to a payment if you have a qualifying person living with you. 

A person meets the definition of a qualifying person if they:

  • Occupy your home as their primary residence; and
  • Are a dependent child or another adult living with you or your partner and,
  • They receive one of the eligible benefits between 1 September 2022 and 31 January 2023.

Eligible benefits​​​​

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • War Pension Mobility Supplement​​






If you continue to experience severe financial hardship you may wish to make a claim to the Discretionary Assistance Fund (D​AF) | GOV.WALES​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window​​