National Fuel Scheme

The National Fuel Scheme is a scheme that is intended to help households in Ireland who are dependent on long-term social welfare or health board payments and who are unable to provide for their own heating needs. The scheme operates for 27 weeks from October 2017 to April 2018.

You will qualify for the National Fuel Scheme if you are receiving one of the following Social Welfare payments:

  • Long-term Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Disability Allowance
  • State (Contributory) Pension
  • Deserted Wife's Benefit or Allowance
  • State (Non-Contributory) Pension
  • One-Parent Family Payment
  • State Pension (Transition)
  • Guardian's Payment (Contributory)
  • Widow's or Widower's (Contributory) Pension
  • Guardian's Payment (Non-Contributory)
  • Widow's or Widowers (Non-Contributory) Pension
  • Farm Assist
  • Incapacity Supplement
  • Pre-Retirement Allowance
  • Blind Pension
  • Prisoners Wife's Allowance
  • Invalidity Pension

You will also qualify if you are receiving one of the following Health Board payments:

  • Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance
  • Disabled Persons Rehabilitation Allowance
  • Infectious Diseases Maintenance Allowance

 

 

Last Updated: 08/03/2018