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Winter Fuel Support Scheme

​​​​​​​​Eligible households can claim a £100 payment from their local council to put towards their on-grid winter fuel bills from 13 December 2021. 

The Welsh Government scheme is open to households where one working age person is in receipt of means-t​ested welfare benefits any time between 1 December 2021 and 31 January 2022.
 
To be classed as an eligible household you must be responsible for paying the fuel bills at your primary property. 

The payment will be available to all eligible households regardless of whether you pay for your fuel on a pre-payment meter, by direct debit or by quarterly bill. However households who pay for their fuel off-grid will not be eligible.​

  • You are responsible for paying the fuel bills at your property.
  • You have not received a payment under the scheme before.
  • You are in receipt of a qualifying working age means-tested welfare benefit at any time between 1 December 2021 and 31 January 2022.

Eligible benefits are:

  • Income Support,
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, or
  • Income Based Employment and Support Allowance, or
  • Universal Credit, or
  • Working Tax Credits.
  • You, your partner, or both of you are responsible for paying the fuel bills at your property.
  • You or your partner have not received a payment under the scheme before.
  • 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.

Eligible benefits are:

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

How to claim the £100 payment


We will b​e writing to eligible households we are aware of, to ask for basic information to support the claim and details to enable the payment.

Alternatively if you qualify for this support you can submit a claim to us from 13 December 2021.

All applications must be sent to us before the 18 February 2022.


Apply for the Winter fuel support scheme​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window​​​

Payments will be made during January 2022 until March 2022.​


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​​