Income Support

Winter Fuel Payments

Welsh Government

People receiving universal credit or other working-age benefits will be able to apply for 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 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

The fund will not go live until mid-December when those who we are able to identify as 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

UK Government

If you were born on or before 5 July 1952, you may be able to get payments to help with heating bills, known as Winter Fuel Payments. You usually get a Winter Fuel Payment automatically if you get the State Pension or another social security benefit (not Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Child Benefit or Universal Credit). Payments are made automatically between November and December.

If you qualify but don’t get paid automatically you can make a claim to the Winter Fuel Payment Centre:

Tel: 08459 15 15 15

Textphone: 0845 606 0285

Or download a form at GOV.UK and send to Winter Fuel Payment Centre, Mail Handling Site A, Wolverhampton, WV98 1LR.

ID: 2172, revised 26/11/2021