Winter Fuel Support Scheme

Joint tenants

Joint tenants named on the gas and/or electricity bills will be able to apply for a winter fuel payment. Each household will need to make their own application.

Couples will be entitled to claim one Winter Fuel Payment between them. Single people will be able to apply for one each. For example:

Four people live in a property, a couple and 2 single occupants. They are all liable for Council Tax and are jointly liable for the on-grid fuel bills due for the property they live in. All are named on the bills sent by the suppliers. Assuming the other conditions are satisfied:

  • the 2 single occupants can claim £200 each
  • the couple can claim one payment of £200 between them

Welsh Government have accepted that the support provided through the Winter Fuel Scheme will disproportionately benefit these types of living arrangements.