FUEL Allowance 2021/2022
The 2021-2022 winter fuel allowance season starts again following an annoucement by Minister for Social Protection and Rural & Community Development Heather Humphreys TD.
The allowance is €28.00 per week & runs for 28 weeks from September 27th 2021 until April 2022.
You can also choose to get paid in 2 lump sums. The first lump sum of €392 will be paid the week beginning the 27th September 2021. The second lump sum of €392 will be paid the week beginning 3rd January 2022.
If this is your first time applying for Fuel Allowance, you need to fill in the Fuel Allowance Scheme application form which is attached to the link on the bottom of this post. You can also get this form from your local post office.
If you apply for the Fuel Allowance after the start of the heating season the allowance will not be backdated.
You do not need to reapply each year as long as your circumstances remain the same and you continue to get the same social welfare payment.
The allowance is paid under the National Fuel Scheme to help with the cost of heating your home during the winter months. It is paid to people who are dependent on long-term social welfare payments and who are unable to provide for their own heating needs.
Fuel Allowance is paid with your social welfare payment on the same day. You can opt to get your allowance paid weekly or in 2 lump sums.
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You can apply for the fuel allowance scheme on the link attached here