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Welsh Government Fuel Support Scheme

Applications for the Fuel Support Scheme open 26 September 2022.

As part of a support package of over £90m to address immediate pressures on living costs, Welsh Government has made funds available for a new Fuel Support Scheme this winter.

Eligible households can claim a one-off £200 cash payment to provide support towards paying their winter fuel bills. This payment is in addition to the Energy Bill rebate being offered by the UK Government and the Winter Fuel Payment normally paid to pensioners.

  • Council Tax Reduction - this is a means tested reduction on your Council Tax account (based on income), which differs from other forms of discounts or exemptions such as Single Person Discount 
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Pension Credit
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance (including underlying entitlement to Carer’s Allowance)
  • Contribution-based/New Style Jobseekers Allowance
  • Contribution-based/New Style Employment and Support Allowance
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • War Pension Mobility Supplement

Applicants must also be responsible for paying the energy bills for the property.

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, quarterly or for those who use off-grid fuel.

If a householder, or their partner, is liable for fuel costs but does not receive any of the qualifying benefits, they could still be eligible for a payment if they have a qualifying person living with them.

  • Occupy the householder’s home as their primary residence; and
  • Are a dependent child or another adult living with the householder, or their partner; and,
  • They receive one of the following benefits between 1 September 2022 and 31 January 2023:
      • Attendance Allowance
      • Disability Living Allowance
      • Personal Independence Payment
      • Armed Forces Independence Payment
      • Constant Attendance Allowance
      • War Pension Mobility Supplement

Single person

  • You apply to the scheme by 5pm on 28 February 2023
  • You are responsible for paying the fuel bills at your property
  • You are in receipt of a qualifying benefit, or you live with someone who receives one of the qualifying disability benefits; and
  • These benefits are in payment at any time between 1 September 2022 and 31 January 2023.
  • You have not received a payment under the scheme before

Couple

  • You or your partner apply to the scheme by 5pm on 28 February 2023
  • 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 benefit, or you live with a person who receives one of the qualifying disability benefits; and
  • These benefits are in payment at any time between 1 September 2022 and 31 January 2023
  • You or your partner have not received a payment under the scheme before

If you believe that you may qualify for this support, you can submit a claim through this website from 26 September 2022.

All applications must be received before 5pm on 28 February 2023. Payments for successful applications will be made from October 2022 through to the end of March 2023.

If you are experiencing financial hardship you may wish to make a claim to the Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) | GOV.WALES.

You will need to create an account through ‘My Account’ if you have not done so already. Once you have created an account and have signed in, click on the services tab on the blue bar and select ‘Council Tax and Benefits’ from the services that are displayed below. Here is where you will find the form for the Welsh Government Fuel Support Scheme.

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