Winter Fuel Support Scheme

The Winter Fuel Support Scheme has now closed.  If you have already applied but not had a payment please email winterfuelsupport@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk.

 

The Welsh Government has doubled the Winter Fuel Support Scheme from £100 to £200. If you have already applied for the scheme then you do not need to re-apply. All payments of Winter Fuel Support will be made at the increased rate of £200.

 

As part of support package of over £50 million 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 £200 payment to provide support towards paying their on-grid winter fuel bills.

 

Eligibility criteria

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, or

  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, or

  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance, or

  • Universal Credit, or

  • Working Tax Credits.

 

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.

 

An eligible household for this scheme is defined below: 

 

Single person

You apply to the scheme on or before 28 February 2022.

 

You are responsible for paying the on-grid fuel bills at your property.

 

You are in receipt of a qualifying working age means-tested welfare benefit at any time between 1 December 2021 and 31 January 2022.

 

You have not received a payment under the scheme before. 

 

Couple

You or your partner apply to the scheme on or before 28 February 2022.

 

You, your partner, or both of you are responsible for paying the on-grid fuel bills at your property.

 

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.

 

You or your partner have not received a payment under the scheme before.

 

We will be writing to households who we believe are eligible seeking basic information to support the claim along with details to enable the payment.

 

Alternatively, individuals who believe they may qualify for this support can submit a claim through this website from 13 December 2021. 

Apply for the Winter Fuel Support Scheme

 

Winter Fuel Support Scheme application form

 

All applications must be received before the 28 February 2022. Payments for successful applications will be made from January through to end of April 2022.


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