The Winter Fuel Support Scheme is a one-off £200 cash payment and is available to all eligible households regardless of how they pay for fuel.
The scheme is open to households where one member is in receipt of:
- income support
- income-based jobseeker’s allowance (JSA)
- income-related employment and support allowance (ESA)
- universal credit, or
- working tax credits.
You must have been claiming these benefits at any time between 1 December 2021 and 31 January 2022, and be responsible for paying the energy bills for the property.
Your local council should write to you if you are eligible but you can also apply through your local council‘s website. Applications must be received by 28 February 2022 and payment should be made by 31 March 2022.
If you have already received £100 payment under the scheme, you do not need to do anything. You should receive a further £100 payment in the coming weeks.