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Winter Fuel Support Scheme


The Winter Fuel Support Scheme has now closed to new applications.

Please bear with us while we process all outstanding applications as quickly as possible. If you have not received £200 Winter Fuel Payment by 27th March 2022 please email us at winterfuelsupport@flintshire.gov.uk, providing your full name, address and application number.

Welsh Government recently announced the Winter Fuel Payment would be increased from £100 to £200.

If you have already received £100, you will automatically receive a second payment of £100 in the coming weeks. You do not need to reapply, or contact us to request this payment. 

Thank you for your patience, we are working as quickly as possible to issue these payments.

As part of support package of over £50m to address immediate pressures on living costs, Welsh Government has made available over £38 million through a Winter Fuel Support Scheme. 

Eligible households can claim a one-off £200 payment from their local council to provide support towards paying their winter fuel bills. 

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;
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance;
  • Income Based Employment & Support Allowance;
  • Universal Credit; or
  • Working Tax Credits.

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 one which is responsible for paying the fuel bills for their property.

Single Person

  • You apply to the scheme on or before 28 February 2022
  • You are responsible for paying the 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,
    • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, or
    • Income Based Employment & Support Allowance, or
    • Universal Credit, or
    • Working Tax Credits
  • You have not received a payment under the scheme before

Couple

  • You or your partner apply to the scheme on or before 28 February 2022
  • 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 qualifying working age means-tested welfare benefit at any time between 1 December 2021 and 31 January 2022
    • Income Support,
    • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, or
    • Income Based Employment & Support Allowance, or
    • Universal Credit, or
    • Working Tax Credits
  • You or your partner have not received a payment under the scheme before

Individuals who believe they may qualify for this support can submit a claim through this website from 13 December 2021. 

We will also be writing to households who we believe are eligible, seeking information to support the claim along with details to enable the payment. 

All applications must be received before 28 February 2022. Payments for successful applications will be made by the end of April 2022.  You can apply here:

Winter Fuel Support Scheme Form

If you have any questions, please email winterfuelsupport@flintshire.gov.uk

You may still be experiencing severe financial hardship. If so, you may wish to make a claim to the Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) https://gov.wales/discretionary-assistance-fund-daf.