Fuel Allowance

Fuel Allowance is a payment that helps with the cost of heating your home during the colder months. It is paid to people who are dependent on long-term social welfare or Health Service Executive (HSE) payments, including one parent families and it provides some contribution to the increased cost of heating bills in the winter.

You may qualify for a fuel allowance if you are getting one of the following:

  • One-Parent Family Payment
  • Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment
  • Widow’s or Widowers’, Surviving Civil Partner(Contributory and Non-Contributory) Pension or State Pension (Contributory and Non Contributory)
  • Deserted Wife’s Benefit or Allowance
  • Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance
  • Disability Allowance

 and you are living alone or with dependent children.

The Fuel Allowance is €28 per week in 2021 and is paid for 28 weeks of the year from October to April.  The fuel allowance is paid in the same way as you receive your main payment.

The payment can also be made in two lump sum payments.

More information on applying for the allowance, including the full list of qualifying payments.