Welfare Ireland: €100 flat-rate fuel allowance to be paid within days

Starting next week, Irish households receiving the fuel subsidy will receive an additional payment of €100.

The Government paid an additional €125 to all fuel allowance recipients in March 2022 due to increased energy costs.

In April, it was announced that a second additional payment of €100 would be made in a single payment.

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This second payment of €100 will be paid in mid-May 2022, between May 16 and 27.

Only one Fuel Allowance is paid per household.

The 2021-2022 fuel allocation season began on September 27 and is expected to last 28 weeks.

What is needed to qualify for the fuel subsidy?

To qualify for the fuel subsidy, you must live alone or with certain people listed below, live in Ireland, and receive one of the following qualifying payments:

Qualified social security payments

  • State Pension (Contributory)
  • Widowhood, Widowhood or Surviving Civil Partner Pension (Contributory)
  • Complement of Disability of the Regime of Benefits for Accidents at Work
  • Disability pension
  • Tutor Payment (Contributory)
  • Benefit for death within the framework of the Occupational Accident Scheme
  • A pension or benefit from a country covered by EU Regulations or a country with which Ireland has a bilateral social security agreement (provided there is an equivalent Irish payment)

Qualifying welfare payments

  • State Pension (Non-Contributory)
  • Widowhood, Widowhood or Surviving Civil Partner Pension (Non-Contributory)
  • disability allowance
  • blind pension
  • Abandoned spouse benefit or allowance
  • Single Parent Family Payment (OFP)
  • Tutor Payment (Non-contributory)
  • agricultural assistance
  • Supplementary Basic Welfare Allowance for more than 455 days (more than 15 months – paid on a 7-day week basis, so payment of 15 months is reached after day 455)
  • Allowance for job seekers for more than 390 days (more than 15 months: it is paid in a 6-day week, so the payment of 15 months is reached after day 390).
  • Transitional Payment for Job Seekers (JST)
  • If you are affiliated to certain schemes – Subsidy for Return to Work, Subsidy for Return to Business Work (BTWEA), Rural Social Scheme, Tús or Community Employment and you have the right to maintain your secondary benefits

Must live alone or only with:

  • Spouse, de facto partner or dependent partner and/or dependent children
  • A person who is receiving Carer’s Allowance or Carer’s Benefit and is caring for you or your spouse, partner or dependent on a full-time basis
  • A person receiving Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP), Short-Term Job Search Allowance, or Basic Supplemental Welfare Allowance
  • Other people who are receiving the qualifying payments and who would also be eligible for a fuel allowance in their own right


You and other members of your household cannot meet your heating needs with your own resources.

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