Winter Fuel Support Scheme

Who is eligible?

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 & 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  Couple 
You apply to the scheme on or before 28 February 2022  You or your partner apply to the scheme on or before 28 February 2022 
You are responsible for paying the on-grid fuel bills at your property   You, your partner, or both of 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

  • Income Support, or
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, or
  • Income Related Employment & Support Allowance, or
  • Universal Credit, or
  • Working Tax Credits

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

  • Income Support, or 
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, or
  • Income Related Employment & Support Allowance, or
  • Universal Credit, or
  • Working Tax Credits
You have not received a payment under the scheme before  You or your partner have not received a payment under the scheme before