Welsh Government Fuel Support Scheme

Who is eligible?

A payment can be made under the scheme if all four following conditions are met.

Application Condition

An application must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 28 February 2023.

Benefit Entitlement Condition

The scheme is open to households where an applicant, or their partner is in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits at any time between 1 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

An applicant or their partner who is liable for the fuel costs but does not receive any of the qualifying benefits can be considered for a payment if they have a person living with them who -

  • Occupies the householder’s home as their primary residence; and
  • Are a dependent child or another adult living with the householder (or their partner); and, 
  • Receives one of the following benefits between 1 September 2022 and 31 January 2023:
    • Attendance Allowance 
    • Disability Living Allowance
    • Personal Independence Payment
    • Armed Forces Independence Payment
    • Constant Attendance Allowance
    • War Pension Mobility Supplement 

Fuel Liability Condition

An applicant meets this condition if they (or their partner) are liable for Council Tax as the liability which is accepted as evidence of being responsible for paying the fuel costs of their household.  

Applicants not responsible for paying Council Tax can demonstrate they meet this condition by providing evidence they are responsible for paying the fuel costs for their property.

Applicants can only claim for fuel costs at a property in Wales and where this property is considered their primary residence.  

Payment Condition

An applicant can only receive one payment from this scheme. An applicant meets this condition if they (or their partner) have not already received a payment under this 2022/2023 Welsh Government Fuel Support Scheme.