If you are on a long-term social welfare payment, you may be eligible for the Fuel Allowance under the National Fuel Scheme. This is a payment to help with the cost of heating your home. The Department of Social Protection operates this scheme. The Fuel Allowance is a means tested scheme and the eligibility criteria for the Fuel Allowance are different from the eligibility criteria for the Household Benefits Package.
A household is only eligible for one Fuel Allowance.
To find out more about the Fuel Allowance and to see if you are eligible, contact the section which pays your Social Welfare Payment or visit www.welfare.ie.