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Winter fuel support scheme

Published: 13/12/2021

Housing image with money.jpgAs part of support package of over £50m to address immediate pressures on living costs, Welsh Government has made available over £38 million through a Winter Fuel Support Scheme. 

Eligible households can claim a one-off £100 payment from Flintshire County Council to provide support towards paying their winter fuel bills. 

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

• Income Support;

• Income Based Job Seekers Allowance;

• Income Based Employment & Support Allowance;

• Universal Credit; or

• Working Tax Credits.

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

An eligible household for this scheme is one which is responsible for paying the fuel bills for their property and has not received a payment under the scheme before.  Each household is eligible for one payment of £100 only, even if more than one person is in receipt of the benefits listed above.  

The fastest way to make an application is by applying on the Flintshire County Council website. You will need to provide some basic information to support the claim along with providing details to enable the payment to be made to you via BACS.

All applications must be received by us before 18 February 2022.

Payments for successful applications will be made by the end of March 2022.  You can apply here.

If you have any questions, please email

You may still be experiencing severe financial hardship. If so, you may wish to make a claim to the Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF).