As part of a support package of over £50 million to address immediate pressures on living costs, Welsh Government has made over £38 million available through a winter fuel support scheme.
Eligible households can claim a one-off £100 payment from the Council to provide support towards paying your winter fuel bills.
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 paying a bill quarterly.
The scheme is open to households where one member is in receipt of working age, means-tested benefits (at any time between the 1 December 2021 and 31 January 2022):
- Income Support
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Universal Credit
- Working Tax Credits
You, your partner or both of you must be responsible for paying the fuel bills at your property.
You or your partner must not have received a payment under the scheme before.
How to claim
The Council will be writing to eligible households currently in receipt of Council Tax Reduction seeking basic information to support the claim along with details to enable the payment.
Alternatively, if you are not currently in receipt of Council Tax Reduction, but are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits listed on this page, you can submit a claim online.
Online form: Winter fuel support scheme
All applications must be received before the 18 February 2022.
We are expecting a high volume of applications. Payments will be made from January 2022.
If you are not eligible
If you do not qualify for this scheme, or continue to experience severe financial hardship, you may wish to make a claim to the Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF).
If you are in receipt of Housing Benefit or Universal Credit and there is a shortfall in the help you receive toward your rent, you might also want to make a claim for a Discretionary Housing Payment.