Fuel Allowance Payment Date 2024, Eligibility, Amount & Check Status 

For the 2024 season, the second instalment of the fuel allowance payment will be paid in January 2024. The current rate of Fuel Allowance is €33 per week, and the total payment over 28 weeks for 2023-2024 is €924, which can be paid in 2 instalments (lump sums).

Fuel Allowance Payment Date

The fuel allowance payment date varies depending on the country. In Ireland, the fuel allowance season starts in late September and lasts for 28 weeks.

For the 2023-2024 season, the first instalment was paid in September 2023, and the second instalment will be paid in January 2024. 

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In the UK, most Winter Fuel Payments are made automatically in November or December, and the payment date can vary depending on individual circumstances.

Types of Fuel Allowances:

There are two types of Fuel Allowances, which are as follows.

Winter Fuel Payment (UK):

  • A one-off, tax-free payment typically made in November or December to eligible individuals born before 5 May 1953.

Fuel Allowance (Ireland):

  • A weekly payment for 28 weeks (late September to April) available to individuals and households meeting specific income and living conditions.

Fuel Allowance Payment Date

Eligibility for Winter Fuel Payment in 2024

To be eligible for the Winter Fuel Payment in 2024, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Age: You must have been born before 5 May 1953. This means you must be at least 70 years old on the qualifying date (Monday, 19 September 2023).
  • Residency: You must have lived in the UK for at least one day during the qualifying week from 18 to 24 September 2023. This applies regardless of your current residency status.
  • You don’t receive one of the following benefits for the whole week from 26 June to 24 September 2023:
  • Live alone or only with a spouse, partner, or other qualified person

Applying for Fuel Allowance Payment in 2024 

To apply for the fuel allowance payment in 2024, follow these steps: 

Check Eligibility:

  • Residency: Legally and habitually resident in Ireland.
  • Age: 70 years or over (under 70 use NFS1 form).
  • Means Test: Income must fall below specific limits.
  • Heating Needs: Unable to afford heating fully from household resources.
  • Living Situation: Alone or with other qualified persons.

Get Application Form:

  • Over 70: Use the NFS2 form from post office, DSP office, or call 0818 200 400.
  • Under 70: Use NFS1 form from the same sources.

Complete and Submit:

  • Fill out the form with PPS number, household details, and financial information.
  • Send completed form and required documents to the relevant address based on age (see official sources).

Fuel Allowance Payment Amount 2024

The current rate of Fuel Allowance is €33 per week, and the total payment over 28 weeks for 2023-2024 is €924, which can be paid in 2 instalments (lump sums).

  • Range: £250 to £600
  • Factors:
    • Age: Payment amount depends on your age.
    • Living situation: Living alone or with someone ineligible affects the amount.
    • Additional payment:
  • Pensioner Cost of Living Payment: £150 to £300 for those born before 1957.
  • Claim deadline: March 31, 2024.
  • Most eligible individuals receive the payment automatically.
  • If you haven’t received it by March 31, 2024, you can still claim it.

How to check the status of your fuel Payment 2024?

Checking the status of your Fuel Allowance payment can be done through different methods depending on your location:

In the UK:

  • Online: The quickest and easiest way is to use the GOV.UK website. You’ll need your National Insurance number and postcode to access your online service account. Once logged in, you can see your payment history and expected payment dates.
  • Phone: You can call the Winter Fuel Payment Centre at 0800 731 0160. They’ll be able to answer your questions and provide information about your specific payment.

In Ireland:

  • MyWelfare.ie: You can use your MyGovID account to log in to MyWelfare.ie and view your payment history and expected payment dates.
  • Phone: You can call the Department of Social Protection at 1800 700 700. They’ll be able to answer your questions and provide information about your specific payment.

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