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Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey County Council

Winter fuel support scheme


This scheme has now closed to new applications.

Original information

Please read this page carefully

There is an online application form at the end of the information.

High volume of applications

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2022

Please do not contact the benefit team for a payment date. All payments will be made before the end of March 2022.

Background

As part of a support package of over £50 million to address immediate pressures on living costs, Welsh Government has made over £38 million available through a winter fuel support scheme.

Eligible households can claim a one-off payment from the Council to provide support towards paying your winter fuel bills.

The payment amount has increased to £200

If you’ve already made your application or been paid your £100 payment, you don’t need to do anything. We will send you the additional £100 payment before the end of April.

The payment will be available to all eligible households regardless of whether you pay for your fuel on a pre-payment meter, by direct debit or by paying a bill quarterly.

Eligibility

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

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

You, your partner or both of you must be responsible for paying the fuel bills at your property.

You or your partner must not have received a payment under the scheme before.

How to claim

The Council will be writing to eligible households currently in receipt of Council Tax Reduction seeking basic information to support the claim along with details to enable the payment.

Alternatively, if you are not currently in receipt of Council Tax Reduction, but are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits listed on this page, you can submit a claim online.

You will need your National Insurance Number to apply.

This scheme has now closed to new applications.

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2022

Please do not contact the benefit team for a payment date. All payments will be made before the end of March 2022.

Payment increase

The payment amount has increased to £200. The closing date is now 28 February.

If you have already made your application or been paid your £100 payment, you don’t need to do anything, We will send you the additional £100 payment before the end of April. 

If you are not eligible

If you do not qualify for this scheme, or continue to experience severe financial hardship, you may wish to make a claim to the Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF).

If you are in receipt of Housing Benefit or Universal Credit and there is a shortfall in the help you receive toward your rent, you might also want to make a claim for a Discretionary Housing Payment.


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