Winter Fuel Support Scheme

The Winter Fuel Support Scheme provides eligible households with support towards paying their winter fuel bills.

What is available?

Eligible households can claim a one-off payment of £200 towards paying their on-grid winter fuel bills. This can include pre-payment meters.

Who can apply?

The scheme is open to households where one member is in receipt of one of the following benefits (at any time between the 1 December 2021 and 31 January 2022):

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credits.

We will be contacting known eligible households to recommend applying through our online form.

How to apply

Applying for this scheme closed at 5pm on Monday 28 February 2022.

Anyone who has already applied or received the £100 payment will automatically be paid a further £100 into the nominated bank account.

What happens after applying

We will contact you if we need more information about your application.

If you have not received a payment or heard from us regarding your application, we recommend that you contact us after 31 March 2022

Successful applications

If your application is successful, a payment will be made to the bank details you have provided.

Unsuccessful applications

Applications will be refused if the eligibility criteria is not met. You cannot appeal or ask for a review of your application.

Other help available

If you are experiencing financial hardship, you may be entitled to help from the following:

You can get more information about help available from our benefits, grants and money advice webpage.