A Fuel Allowance is a payment under the National Fuel Scheme to help with the cost of heating your home. It is paid to people who are dependant on long-term social welfare or Health Service Executive (HSE) payments and who are unable to provide for their own heating needs.
The scheme operates for 32 weeks from the end of September to May.
Only one payment is paid to a household. Th erate is €20 a week
If you are in receipt of any of these :
* Invalidity Pension * Pre-Retirement Pension * Disability Allowance
* Incapacity Supplement Widow's or Widower's (Contributory) Pension
# Widow's (Non-Contributory) Pension
# Deserted Wife's Benefit or Allowance
# State Pension (Contributory or Non-Contributory)
# State Pension (Transition)
# Blind Pension
# Prisoners Wife's Allowance
# One-Parent Family Payment
You may qualify for a fuel allowance
Social Welfare Services Office
Tel:(043) 334 0000 Locall: 1890 92 77 70