Winter Fuel Support Scheme 2022 to 2023

Eligible Vale of Glamorgan resident households can claim a one-off £200 payment from the council to provide support towards paying their fuel costs. 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.

 

The payment will be available to all eligible households (one payment per household) however they pay for their fuel, whether that is, for example, on a pre-payment meter, by direct debit or by paying a bill quarterly and can be claimed regardless of whether they are using on or off-grid fuel.

 

The Welsh Government Fuel Support Scheme is part of a £90m fuel support package to address immediate pressures on living costs.

 

Local Authorities will be contacting households they consider eligible for the payment to invite an application to the scheme. Anyone who is not contacted by their Local Authority who believes they are eligible for the payment can submit a claim via this website from 26 September 2022. 

 

Eligibility criteria

The scheme is open to households where one member is in receipt of a prescribed welfare benefit (at any time between 01 September 2022 and 31 January 2023) 

  • Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS)

  • Income Support

  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance

  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Universal Credit

  • Working Tax Credits

  • Child Tax Credits

  • Pension Credit

  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

  • Attendance Allowance

  • Carers Allowance*

  • Contributory Based/New Style Jobseekers Allowance

  • Contributory Based/New Style Employment and Support Allowance

  • Armed Forces Independence Payment

  • Constant Attendance Allowance

  • War Pension Mobility Supplement

*Receipt of Carers Allowance includes those people who are being paid Carers Allowance and people who have claimed Carers Allowance but due to the overlapping benefit rules do not receive it as a cash benefit, i.e. they have an underlying entitlement to Carers Allowance.

 

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 defined below:

 

Single person

You apply to the scheme on or before 28 February 2023.

 

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

 

You are in receipt of a prescribed welfare benefit at any time between 01 September 2022 and 31 January 2023.

 

You have not received a payment under the scheme for 2022/2023. 

Couple

You or your partner apply to the scheme on or before 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 prescribed welfare benefit at any time between 01 September 2022 and 31 January 2023.

 

You or your partner have not received a payment under the scheme for 2022/2023.

 

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 26 September 2022. 

Member of your household

If you, or your partner, do not receive one of the prescribed welfare benefits, but a member of your household receives one of the following:

 

  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • War Pension Mobility Supplement

 

And you, or your partner are responsible for paying the fuel bills at your property.

 

And you, or your partner, have not received a payment under this scheme for 2022/2023.

 

Then you may also be eligible for the support payment of £200.

 

 

Apply for the Winter Fuel Support Scheme

 

Winter Fuel Support Scheme application form

 

All applications must be received before the 28 February 2023. Payments for successful applications will be once all verification checks have been completed but will be made as soon as possible.


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