A Fuel Allowance is a payment 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. Only one Fuel Allowance is paid to a household. Fuel Allowance is generally paid with your social welfare payment on the day that you are usually paid.
The 2018-2019 Fuel Allowance season will begin in October 2018.
The Fuel Allowance is €22.50 per week.
How to apply
New applicants for Fuel Allowance need to fill in application form NFS 1 (pdf). This application form is also available from your local post office. You can also request it by texting FORM FUEL followed by your name and address to 51909.