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.
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;
- Income Based Employment & Support Allowance;
- 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. For more detail, please click on the link below.