Posted: Mon 26th Sep 2022

Eligible Flintshire households can claim £200 to help with fuel bills from today

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Sep 26th, 2022

Eligible households in Flintshire can claim a one-off £200 cash payment from today to help pay for energy bills.

The support comes through the Fuel Support Scheme, launched by the Welsh government.

The money is to provide support towards paying fuel bills. This is in addition to the winter fuel payment offered by the UK Government.

The payment will be available to all eligible energy customers regardless of how they pay for fuel.

This includes payments made on a pre-payment meter, by direct debit, paid quarterly or for those who use off-grid fuel.

The aim of the Welsh Government fuel support scheme is to reduce the impact of the rising cost of energy and the cost-of-living crisis.

The scheme is aimed at low-income households, The Welsh government has said: “We understand the winter months can be the most difficult time of the year. Families shouldn’t have to choose between heating and eating.”

Who can apply?

The scheme will be open to households where an applicant, or their partner is in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits at any time between 1 September 2022 and 31 January 2023:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credits
  • Child Tax Credits
  • Pension Credit
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carers Allowance
  • Contributory Benefits
  • Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • War Pension Mobility Supplement

Receipt of Carers Allowance includes those people who are being paid Carers Allowance and people who have claimed Carers Allowance but due to the overlapping benefit rules do not receive it as a cash benefit, for example they have an underlying entitlement to Carers Allowance.

Applicants must also be responsible for paying the energy bills for the property.

How to apply

Applications can be made to Flintshire Council via their website when the scheme opens on MOnday 26 September 2022.

Apply here: https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Council-Tax-and-Benefits-and-Grants/Winter-Fuel-Support-Scheme.aspx

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