Winter Fuel Support Scheme

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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.

The scheme will provide a one-off £200 cash payment to one working age household member responsible for utility bills.

If you have previously received the £100 winter fuel support payment, then you will automatically receive a further £100.

You do not need to contact us to request this or submit a new application form. We aim to process these payments as quickly as possible and thank you for your patience as we do so.

The payment will be available to all eligible households regardless of whether they pay for their on-grid fuel on a pre-payment meter, by direct debit or by paying a bill quarterly.

They must be in receipt of a certain welfare benefit at any time between the 01 December 2021 and 31 January 2022.

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Based Employment & Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credits

Applications closed at midnight on 28 February 2022.

If you and your partner (if you have one) are over State Pension age, you may be eligible to get Pension Credit to help with the cost of daily living.