Over 2,000 Denbighshire residents have already received payment towards their winter fuel bills

Applications for a winter fuel support scheme for Denbighshire residents are still open.

Denbighshire County Council is administering the Welsh Government Winter Fuel Support Scheme which offers eligible households to claim a one-off £100 payment to provide support towards paying winter fuel bills.

Since it opened on December 13 over four thousand people have applied to the scheme and over two thousand payments have already been processed.

The payment is available to qualified households who already receive support from at least one of the below schemes listed below, regardless of how bills are paid; provided you are responsible for the payment of the fuel bill or pre-payment meter;

  • One member is in receipt of Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credits at any time between 1 December 2021 and 31 January 2022

Cllr Julian Thompson-Hill, Denbighshire County Council’s Lead Member for Finance, Performance and Strategic Assets, said: “Since the scheme was rolled out, the council have been working in conjunction with Welsh Government officers to ensure that all qualifying residents in Denbighshire receive payments as quickly as possible.”

“Although a large number of qualifying residents have already received their payment, we are still reaching out to ensure that eligible residents who haven’t yet processed their application, do this before it is too late.”

All applications must be received by February 18, 2022.

For more information or to apply for the scheme visit www.denbighshire.gov.uk/benefits