Winter fuel payments

10 days ago

People receiving universal credit or other working-age benefits will be offered a one-off £100 payment this winter to help with the cost of fuel bills.

The scheme, announced by the Welsh Government, will be open to households where at least one person is on a working-age means tested benefit and is responsible for paying the property's energy bills.

Claimants must have been claiming any one of these benefits between December 1, 2021, and January 31, 2022:

  • Income support
  • Income-based job seekers allowance
  • Employment and support allowance
  • Universal credit
  • Working tax credits

The fund will not go live until mid-December when those eligible will be contacted by letter and invited to submit a claim on our website - further information will be shared nearer to the time.

The payment will not affect other benefits or be subject to tax.

This is a separate scheme to the winter fuel payment for pensioners which is offered by the UK government.