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Internal Guidelines used in processing claims

FOR IMPLEMENTATION FROM THE 2016/2017 FUEL SEASON ONWARDS

Table of Contents

Part 1: ENTITLEMENT

1.1 Purpose of the Fuel Schemes
1.2 Administration
1.3 Information Leaflet
1.4 Rate of Payment
1.5 Duration of the scheme
1.6 Qualifying Conditions


1.6.1 Half-rate Carer's Allowance
1.6.2 Inability to provide for own heating needs
1.6.3 SWA Pending a Primary DSP Payment
1.6.4 Employment Support Schemes
1.6.5 Moving from Jobseeker's Benefit to Jobseeker's Allowance
1.6.6 Moving from One-Parent Family Payment to Jobseeker's Allowance Transition
1.6.7 Moving from Carer's Allowance to Jobseeker's Allowance
1.6.8 A person (who is part of a married  couple/cohabiting/civil partner relationship) goes into a nursing home for longer than 13 weeks.
1.6.9 Saver Cases
1.6.10 Other Supports

Part 2: CLAIMS

2.1 Claims
2.2 Who should apply?
2.3 Change of circumstances
2.4 Reviews
2.5 Separate Payments
2.6 Qualified child dependents
2.7 Overpayments
2.8 Appeals

Part 3: MEANS TEST

3.1 Capital
3.2 Current Income Limits
3.3 Income Disregards for the purposes of entitlement to Fuel Allowance

Appendix A - Countries Covered by EU Regulations or a Bilateral Agreement

Appendix B – Sample letter for Review of entitlement

Appendix C - Heating Supplements and Exceptional Needs Payments (for Information)

Appendix D - Fuel Scheme Checklist - LTJA Customers

Appendix E - Fuel Scheme Checklist - Farm Assist Customers

Appendix F - Fuel Scheme Checklist - OFP Customers

Appendix G - Fuel Scheme Checklist - PRETA Customers


Part 1: ENTITLEMENT

1.1 Purpose of the Fuel Allowance Scheme

The Fuel Allowance Scheme was introduced in 1988. The aim of the scheme is to assist qualified households in receipt of certain social welfare payments with their heating costs. The allowance represents a contribution towards a person's normal heating expenses. It is not intended to meet those costs in full.

1.2 Administration

The Fuel Allowance is an administrative (non-statutory) scheme. Decisions in relation to applications for the scheme are made on the basis of these Internal Guidelines. Applications for Fuel Allowance are processed in the area with responsibility for the primary social welfare payment as follows:

Scheme: Administered by:
  • Invalidity Pension
  • Disability Allowance
  • Incapacity Supplement
Social Welfare Services Office
Government Buildings
Ballinalee Road
Longford
  • Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Contributory or Non-Contributory) Pension
  • State Pension (Contributory or Non-Contributory)
  • Blind Pension
  • Prisoners Wife's Allowance
  • Guardian's Payment (Contributory or Non-Contributory)
Social Welfare Services Office
College Road
Sligo
  • Long-term Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Farm Assist
  • One-Parent Family Payment
  • Jobseeker's Allowance Transition
Social Welfare Local INTREO Office
  • Supplementary Welfare Allowance
Community Welfare Service Officer in local DSP office
  • Social Security Payment from a country covered by EU Regulations or a country with which Ireland has a Bilateral Social Security Agreement
National Fuel Scheme
Social Welfare Services Office
College Road
Sligo

1.3 Information Leaflet

SW 17: National Fuel Scheme

1.4 Rate of payment

The rate of basic Fuel Allowance is €22.50 per week and is paid with the applicant's primary social welfare payment.

1.5 Duration of the scheme

Start dates for the fuel season are listed in the Fuel Circular. The 2016-2017 Fuel Allowance season commences on Monday 3 October 2016 and finishes Friday 31 March 2017

1.6 Qualifying Conditions

To qualify for a fuel allowance under the Fuel Allowance a person must satisfy a number of criteria, as follows:

  1. A. be resident in the State,
  2. AND
  3. B. be in receipt of one of the following qualifying payments:
    • Jobseeker's Allowance (after 391 days*)
    • Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance (after 15 months/455 days** )
    • Farm Assist
    • One Parent Family Payment
    • Jobseeker's Allowance Transition
    • Blind Pension
    • Deserted Wife's Benefit or Allowance
    • Disability Allowance
    • Invalidity Pension
    • State Pension (Contributory or Non-Contributory)
    • Guardian's Payment (Contributory or Non-Contributory)
    • Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Pension (Contributory or Non Contributory)
    • Pre-retirement Allowance (abolished for new claims since 04/07/2007)
    • Incapacity Supplement under the Occupational Injury Benefit Scheme
    • Death Benefit Pension (Type 15) under Disablement Benefit Section
    • Department of Social Protection Employment Support Schemes and Revenue Job Assist (See Section 1.6.4 below)
    • Social Security Payment from a country covered by EU Regulations or a country with which Ireland has a Bilateral Social Security Agreement (of which there is an Irish equivalent payment).
  4. *This includes those on casual Jobseeker’s Allowance for over 391 days. Days of unemployment on Jobseeker’s Benefit count towards the 391 days if the Jobseeker’s Benefit claim was immediately before the award of Jobseeker’s Allowance.
  5. **Basic SWA is paid on a 7 day week basis, therefore 15 months payment is reached on day 455

Please Note:

1. Social Welfare Benefits are not qualifying payments for Fuel Allowance (Jobseeker's Benefit, Illness Benefit, Occupational Injuries Benefit, Maternity Benefit or Disablement Benefit). Equally if a person is in receipt of a social welfare payment and a benefit e.g. OPFP and JB then Fuel Allowance is not paid.

    2. Family Income Supplement (FIS) is not a qualifying payment for Fuel Allowance. However, if a person is in receipt of One-Parent Family Payment and FIS they may be entitled to the allowance see appendix F.

AND
  1. C. live alone or only with:
    1. a qualified spouse/ civil partner / cohabitant or qualified child(ren);
    2. a person in receipt of a qualifying payment who would be entitled to the allowance in their own right (Please note that the contributory payments listed at B above are qualifying payments subject to satisfying a means test);
    3. a person who is receipt of Carer's Allowance or Carer's Benefit in respect of providing full time care and attention to the Fuel Allowance applicant or their qualified spouse / civil partner / cohabitant or qualified child(ren).
    4. a person receiving short term Jobseeker's Allowance or Basic SWA (less than 391 days for JA and 15months/455 days for BASI).

Please Note: Fuel Allowance is not paid in the following cases:

      • Where a person is living with someone in receipt of a payment other that those outlined at B and C above or is living with a person who is in receipt of SWA pending award of a social welfare payment.
      • Where a person is living with someone in receipt of a DSP employment support scheme (e.g CE, TUS, RSS etc) who does not a have entitlement to Fuel Allowance in their own right.
AND
  1. D. be unable to provide for their heating needs from the resources of their household. A person applying for a fuel allowance must satisfy a means test. All recipients of non contributory payments are accepted as satisfying the means-test.
1.6.1 Half-rate Carer's Allowance

From October 2013 onwards, the payment of half-rate Carer's Allowance does not preclude a person from qualifying for Fuel Allowance.

  • If a person is in receipt of a non-contributory social welfare payment and a half-rate Carer's Allowance then they are deemed to have satisfied the means test and Fuel Allowance is payable subject to all remaining criteria being satisfied.
  • If a person is in receipt of a contributory social welfare payment and a half-rate Carer's Allowance then the value of the half-rate Carer's Allowance should be assessed in the means test for Fuel Allowance.
1.6.2 Inability to provide for own heating needs

Fuel Allowance is not paid if a person's heating needs are provided for in full as part of their accommodation. The bullets below provide examples of cases where heating needs are provided for fully or in part:

  • Where a person lives in Local Authority accommodation where heating is provided. Persons that reside in Local Authority accommodation where heating is provided at a subsidised level may qualify for Fuel Allowance if they satisfy the other qualifying conditions of the scheme.
  • Where a person has transferred a land holding to a member of his/her family and is living in a separate household but is provided with heating under a Deed of Assignment. If the provision of free heating under a Deed of Assignment is not being honored then the position of the claimant should be considered and a decision on entitlement made accordingly. The applicant may be considered for Fuel Allowance subject to meeting the normal qualifying conditions.
  • Applicants who have access to their own fuel supply, e.g. a turf bank, may qualify for Fuel Allowance subject to the normal qualifying conditions.
1.6.3 SWA Pending a Primary DSP Payment

A person receiving SWA while awaiting a decision on a claim for another DSP payment should NOT be paid Fuel Allowance. Fuel Allowance will be awarded, if appropriate, with the primary DSP payment from the date of application or from the start of the fuel season, whichever is the later.

1.6.4 Employment Support Schemes

Participants on the following Department of Social Protection Employment Support Schemes and Revenue Job Assist can be paid Fuel Allowance where they had applied for or were awarded fuel allowance prior to commencing on the scheme and where they satisfy or continue to satisfy the conditions. Claimants moving to an Employment Support Scheme cannot accrue entitlement to Fuel Allowance while on the scheme e.g. a person moving from Jobseeker's Allowance with less than 391 days.

  • Back to Education Allowance
  • Back to Work Enterprise Allowance/Short-term Enterprise Allowance
  • Community Employment
  • Gateway - the local authority social employment scheme
  • National Internship Scheme (JobBridge)
  • Rural Social Scheme
  • Tús Community Work Placement Scheme

Where participants reside in the same household as an eligible social welfare recipient, it is the social welfare recipient who should make the initial application.

Where an Employment Support Schemes (ESS) participant has an underlying entitlement to Fuel Allowance but is not in receipt of the allowance because another member of the household is receiving the allowance: If these circumstances change (e.g. social welfare fuel recipient is no longer residing at the address) then it is open for the ESS participant to apply for Fuel Allowance. Fuel can be reviewed and awarded provided the ESS participant satisfies all conditions for receipt of fuel allowance.

JobsPlus

The JobsPlus scheme will replace the Employer (PRSI) Exemption Scheme and Revenue Job Assist from July 2013.

A person who takes up employment as a result of JobsPlus will NOT be eligible for Fuel Allowance. Participants on the Revenue Job Assist scheme (which ceased on June 30th 2013) were eligible for Fuel Allowance and this entitlement will remain until their period on the scheme ends.

1.6.5 Moving from Jobseeker's Benefit to Jobseeker's Allowance

Fuel Allowance is payable to those on Jobseeker's Allowance greater than 391 days. Days of unemployment on Jobseeker's Benefit count towards the claim paid days. Therefore if a person exhausts their Jobseeker's Benefit and moves to Jobseeker's Allowance they will accrue entitlement to Fuel Allowance after a total of 391 days (JB + JA) subject to the qualifying conditions being met.

1.6.6 Moving from One-Parent Family Payment to Jobseeker's Allowance Transition

One-Parent Family Payment recipients who move to Jobseeker's Allowance Transition are entitled to Fuel Allowance regardless of their previous duration on OFP i.e. they do not have to meet the duration conditions (391 days) that are in place for Jobseeker's Allowance applicants.

NOTE: Some former OFP recipients will have built up an entitlement to Jobseeker's Benefit. Fuel Allowance is not payable with Jobseeker's Benefit. Therefore where a person moves from OFP to Jobseeker's Benefit they should be advised that they will not be entitled to Fuel Allowance and that they may claim JA Transition if they wish to retain their Fuel Allowance.

1.6.7 Moving from Carer's Allowance to Jobseeker's Allowance

Carer's Allowance is not a qualifying payment for Fuel Allowance. However, when a person moves from Carer's Allowance to Jobseeker's Allowance (with no break) the current linking rules provide that they commence their claim at 391 days and are therefore categorised as a long-term Jobseeker. For this reason they are eligible for Fuel Allowance on commencing their Jobseeker's Allowance claim, subject to meeting all the criteria for the scheme.

1.6.8 A person (who is part of a married couple/cohabitant/civil partner relationship) goes into a nursing home for longer than 13 weeks: 

In the case where one person (who is part of a married couple/cohabiting or in a civil partnership) goes into a nursing home for longer than 13 weeks – the assessment for the fuel applicant should be as follows: 

The means of the couple should be divided by two and the single disregard should be applied to the calculation.  

Written confirmation should be received confirming that the person is in the nursing home longer than 13 weeks. 

1.6.9 Saver Cases

Fuel Recipient moves to a Nursing Home

If a person in receipt of Fuel Allowance and getting paid for a qualified adult who has no entitlement to a social welfare payment in his/her own right moves to a nursing home on a full-time basis, the Fuel Allowance payment may continue. If the fuel recipient's social welfare payment is being paid directly to an agent to cover the nursing home fees then arrangements should be made for a separate payment to the qualified adult for the Fuel Allowance payment.

Urban Fuel Scheme

The Urban Fuel Scheme was operated by Local Authorities prior to the rationalisation of fuel schemes and the take-over by the Department of Social Protection of the National Fuel Scheme in 1988. There had been automatic entitlement to Fuel Allowance for recipients of State Pension (Non-Contributory), Blind Pension and Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Pensions (Contributory and Non-Contributory), regardless of means and subject to the one allowance per household rule. This was provided recipients resided in the functional area of a Local Authority or in a house provided by a Local Authority.

Persons who had been in receipt of a fuel allowance under the Urban Fuel Scheme but who failed to meet the conditions under the National Fuel Scheme, were allowed to retain entitlement provided they continued to satisfy the conditions for the Urban Fuel Scheme. These were known as 'saver cases'. These cases are identified on the system with the codes 98 (UFS) or 99 (NFS).

Where a ‘saver case' no longer satisfies the Urban Fuel Scheme qualifying conditions, the ‘saver' clause no longer applies and a new application must be made for Fuel Allowance.

1.6.10 Other Supports

Heating Supplement

Under the Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA) scheme, a Heating Supplement may be paid to assist people in certain circumstances that have special heating needs. If a recipient of a social protection or HSE payment has exceptional heating costs due to ill health, infirmity or a medical condition which s/he is unable to meet out of household income, that person may apply for a Heating Supplement. 

Exceptional Needs Payments

The Department may make a single exceptional needs payment (ENP) to help meet essential, once-off and unforeseen expenditure which a person could not reasonably be expected to meet out of their weekly income. 

SWA Fuel Supplement

A Fuel Supplement may be paid in lieu of the National Fuel Scheme in cases where people have entitlement but are not receiving payment from any other source. This is most commonly used where a person has been in receipt of a qualifying long term Department of Social Protection payment moves temporarily to a non-qualifying short term payment (for example, moving temporarily from long term Jobseekers Allowance to Illness Benefit or Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance (sick no benefit)).  Further information on these supports is provided in Appendix C.

 


PART 2: CLAIMS

2.1 Claims

A person should apply to the office of the Department which pays their pension/allowance. See Part 1, Section 1.2 above.

If a person thinks he/she is eligible for a Fuel Allowance, he/she should apply without delay as the allowance cannot be backdated.

2.2 Who should apply?

Only one allowance is payable per household. The living condition as outlined at Part 1, Section 1.6 (c) of the Guidelines requires that all people living in the household who are in receipt of a social welfare payment should be eligible for the Fuel Allowance in their own right. In order to establish this, - members of the household in receipt of contributory (non-means tested) social welfare payments (e.g. State Pension Contributory or Invalidity Pension) should apply first.

If a person applies for Fuel Allowance and they are living with someone in receipt of a contributory payment, they should be informed in writing that their entitlement cannot be established without first undertaking a means test on income of the other person in their household. Their application can proceed in one of two ways:

  1. The other person in the household can apply for the Fuel Allowance in their own right and will be subject to a means test as part of that application;
  2. The initial applicant can supply the Department with the information required in order to undertake a means test on the other member of the household as part of their application.

If all members of the household are all in receipt of means-tested payments then it is at their discretion who applies for the allowance.

2.3 Change of circumstances

If a recipient's circumstances change (e.g. change of address, paying office, spouse/partner and household composition) his or her entitlement to Fuel Allowance should be reviewed. Information may come to light at any stage during the year or as part of the review of a primary social welfare payment and consideration should be given at that time to that person's continuing entitlement to Fuel Allowance. The payment of Fuel Allowance should be stopped where entitlement no longer exists.

2.4 Reviews

When the Fuel Allowance is awarded a person does not have to re-apply every fuel season. For this reason it is important that each area of the Department include Fuel Allowance in the list of entitlements that are assessed as part of their on-going control functions. In addition, an annual review of a sample (recommended 5%) of Fuel Allowance customers is suggested. A sample review letter is contained at Appendix C to assist scheme areas in this regard.

Please Note: The RSU will arrange to issue review forms centrally to a random sample of Jobseekers Allowance and One-Parent Family Payment recipients.

2.5 Separate Payments

Where a couple have separated and wish to have their payment (primary payment + increase for a qualified adult) split, the primary customer has entitlement to the Fuel Allowance unless s/he requests that is should be paid to their spouse as part of the separate payment. Such a request should be put in writing and retained in the claim.

2.6 Qualified child dependents

For the purposes of Fuel Allowance, a dependent child is one for whom an Increase for a Qualified Child is payable. For a child between ages 18 and 22 engaged in full-time education, proof of full-time education should be obtained before the payment of Fuel Allowance is authorised.

2.7 Overpayments

Where an overpayment arises, this should be assessed and recovered in line with the Overpayment Code of Practice and Debt Management procedures.

2.8 Appeals

The Fuel Allowance scheme is administrative (non-statutory) and therefore decisions on claims cannot be appealed to the Social Welfare Appeals Officer. However, if a customer is dissatisfied with a decision not to grant an allowance, s/he may request a review of his/her claim by a different Deciding Officer. It is open to applicants to supply any additional facts of information in support of his/her application. If following this review, the applicant still does not qualify for the allowance, s/he should be advised of the reason(s) for disallowance.


PART 3: MEANS TEST

A person applying for a fuel allowance must satisfy a means test. All non contributory recipients are accepted as satisfying the means-test.

3.1 Capital

The standard capital means assessment rules for State Pension (Contributory) purposes apply to Fuel Allowance applicants who have capital. These can be found in Part 1, Article 8 of the Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) Regulations, 2007 (S.I.142/2007).

Income from capital, for example, property, savings and investments, is included in the mean test.

An applicant may have capital/savings of up to €57,999 (i.e., equivalent to €100.00 a week under capital means assessment rules) in addition to income of up to the maximum State Pension rate, and still be eligible to receive a Fuel Allowance.

Formula for Calculating Weekly Means
Formula Weekly Means
First €20,000
Nil
Next €10,000
€1 per €1,000
Next €10,000
€2 per €1,000
Excess of €40,000;
€4 per €1,000

If you have a second property (property other than your own home), the rental income from that property is assessed. However, the capital value (less any mortgage outstanding on the property) will be assessed if the property is not rented.

3.2 Current Income Limits

An applicant and members of his/her household may have a combined assessable income of up to €100.00 a week above the appropriate maximum State Pension (Contributory) rate. The following assessable income limits therefore apply:

  1. €333.30 for a single person under 80 years (€100 plus €233.30);
  2. €488.80 for a couple, where the qualified spouse / civil partner /cohabitant is under 66 years (€100 plus €233.30 plus €155.50);
  3. €542.30 for a couple, where the qualified spouse / civil partner / cohabitant is 66 years or over (€100 plus €233.30 plus €209.00);

The maximum disregard available for any household is €542.30

In the case of applicants over 80 years of age, an extra allowance of €10.00 may be applied to the appropriate Social Welfare rate.

Please note if yearly income is available "weekly income" should be calculated by dividing by 52, Similarly if monthly income is available, "weekly income" should be calculated by multiplying by 12 and dividing by 52.

3.3 Income Disregards for the purposes of entitlement to Fuel Allowance

Income from the following sources is disregarded for the purpose of calculating entitlement to Fuel Allowance.

  • Child Benefit
  • Guardian's Payment (Contributory)
  • Guardian's Payment (Non-Contributory)
  • Fostering Allowance
  • Domiciliary Care Allowance
  • Blind Welfare Allowance
  • Mobility Allowance
  • Rehabilitation and training allowance [(max 20 hours per week), once this work has been approved as work of a rehabilitative nature by the Department]
  • All supplements (Diet, Rent, Heating, Travel) paid under the Supplementary Welfare Allowance Scheme.
  • Carer's Allowance or Carer's Benefit payment of the person providing full-time care and attention to the Fuel Allowance applicant, their qualified spouse/civil partner or cohabitant or qualified child(ren). See section 1.6 (iii). Please note this disregard does not apply to half-rate Carer's Allowance.

APPENDIX A

The countries covered by either EU Regulations or a Bilateral Agreement are:
Australia Iceland Republic of Korea
Austria Isle of Man Romania
Belgium Italy Slovakia
Bulgaria Japan Slovenia
Canada Latvia Spain
Channel Islands Liechtenstein Sweden
Croatia Lithuania Switzerland
Czech Republic Luxembourg United Kingdom
Denmark Malta United States of America
Estonia Netherlands  
Finland New Zealand  
France Norway  
Germany Poland  
Greece Portugal  
Hungary Republic of Cyprus  

* Certain limits apply to Jobseeker's Benefit in relation to Switzerland.


Appendix B

Sample letter for Review of entitlement


APPENDIX C

Heating Supplement and Exceptional Needs Payments – Note for Information

Under the Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA) scheme, a Heating Supplement may be paid to assist people in certain circumstances that have special heating needs. If a recipient of a social welfare payment has exceptional heating costs due to ill health, infirmity or a medical condition which he/she is unable to meet out of household income, that person may apply for a Heating Supplement.

There is no automatic entitlement to a payment. Heating Supplements are payable at the discretion of the officers administering the scheme taking into account the requirements of the legislation and all the relevant circumstances of the case in order to ensure that the payments target those most in need of assistance. Decisions on applications for a Heating Supplement are determined by the local Community Welfare Service staff.

In addition, the Department may make a single exceptional needs payment (ENP) to help meet essential, once-off and unforeseen expenditure which a person could not reasonably be expected to meet out of their weekly income.

ENPs are payable at the discretion of the officers administering the scheme taking into account the requirements of the legislation and all the relevant circumstances of the case in order to ensure that the payments target those most in need of assistance. There is no automatic entitlement to a payment or predetermined amounts under the different categories for Exceptional Needs Payments.

A Fuel Supplement may be paid in lieu of the National Fuel Scheme in cases where people have entitlement but are not receiving payment from any other source. This is most commonly used where a person has been in receipt of a qualifying long term Department of Social Protection payment moves temporarily to a non-qualifying short term payment (for example, moving temporarily from long term Jobseekers Allowance to Illness Benefit or Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance (sick no benefit)). 


A Fuel Supplement is not appropriate where a person may have entitlement to the National Fuel Scheme on their primary payment or in cases where there is another member of the household receiving payment under the National Fuel Scheme.  Payment of a SWA Fuel Supplement is made at the rate of the Fuel Allowance and is limited to the period covered by the National Fuel Scheme.  Decisions on applications for a Fuel Supplement are determined by local Community Welfare Service staff.


Appendix D

Fuel Scheme Checklist - LTJA Customers
Household Composition Fuel payable with
LTJA + LTJA
CHOICE BETWEEN CUSTOMERS
LTJA + PRETA
CHOICE BETWEEN CUSTOMERS
LTJA + FARM ASSIST
CHOICE BETWEEN CUSTOMERS
LTJA + SCP
SCP
LTJA + SNCP
SNCP
LTJA + WCP
WCP
LTJA + WNCP
WNCP
LTJA + BLIND PENSION
BLIND PENSION
LTJA + INVALIDITY
INVALIDITY
LTJA + RETIREMENT
RETIREMENT
LTJA + ONE-PARENT FAMILY PAYMENT
ONE-PARENT FAMILY PAYMENT
LTJA + EC SS PENSION
EC SS PENSION
LTJA + ORPHANS (CON) PENSION
LTJA (WHERE LTJA IS GUARDIAN)
LTJA + ORPHANS (NC) PENSION
LTJA (WHERE LTJA IS GUARDIAN)
LTJA + ORPHANS (CON) PENSION
ORPHANS PENSION (WHERE ORPHAN IS OWN GUARDIAN) 
LTJA + ORPHANS (NC) PENSION
ORPHANS PENSION (WHERE ORPHAN IS OWN GUARDIAN)
LTJA + CARER (incl.1/2 rate)
LTJA
LTJA + DISABILITY ALLOWANCE
DISABILITY ALLOWANCE
LTJA + LTJA CASUAL
LTJA
LTJA + STJA 
LTJA
LTJA + STJA CASUAL
LTJA
LTJA + CE
LTJA (CE IF PREVIOUSLY AWARDED)
LTJA + BTW
LTJA (BTW IF PREVIOUSLY AWARDED)
LTJA + FAS
LTJA
LTJA + YOUTHREACH
LTJA
LTJA + SWA
LTJA
LTJA + INCAPACITY SUPPLEMENT
INCAPACITY SUPPLEMENT
LTJA + FIS
NO ENTITLEMENT
LTJA + JB CASUAL
NO ENTITLEMENT
LTJA + JB
NO ENTITLEMENT
LTJA +IB
NO ENTITLEMENT
LTJA + OIB 
NO ENTITLEMENT
LTJA + DISABLEMENT BENEFIT
NO ENTITLEMENT
LTJA + PTJI
NO ENTITLEMENT
LTJA + MAT
NO ENTITLEMENT

Appendix E

Fuel Scheme Checklist - Farm Assist Customers
Household Composition Fuel payable with
FARM ASSIST + FARM ASSIST
CHOICE BETWEEN CUSTOMERS
FARM ASSIST + PRETA 
CHOICE BETWEEN CUSTOMERS
FARM ASSIST + LTJA
CHOICE BETWEEN CUSTOMERS
FARM ASSIST + SCP
SCP
FARM ASSIST + SNCP
SNCP
FARM ASSIST + WCP
WCP
FARM ASSIST + WNCP
WNCP
FARM ASSIST + BLIND PENSION
BLIND PENSION
FARM ASSIST + INVALIDITY
INVALIDITY
FARM ASSIST + RETIREMENT
RETIREMENT
FA + ONE-PARENT FAMILY PAYMENT
ONE-PARENT FAMILY PAYMENT
FARM ASSIST + EC SS PENSION
EC SS PENSION
FA + ORPHANS (CON) PENSION
FA (WHERE FARM ASSIST IS GUARDIAN)
FA + ORPHANS (NC) PENSION    
FA (WHERE FARM ASSIST IS GUARDIAN)
FARM ASSIST + ORPHANS (CON) PENSION
ORPHANS PENSION (WHERE ORPHAN IS OWN GUARDIAN) 
FARM ASSIST + ORPHANS (NC)  PENSION
ORPHANS PENSION (WHERE ORPHAN IS OWN GUARDIAN)
FARM ASSIST + CARER (incl. ½ rate)
FARM ASSIST
FA + DISABILITY ALLOWANCE
DISABILITY ALLOWANCE
FARM ASSIST + LTJA CASUAL
FARM ASSIST
FARM ASSIST + STJA CASUAL
FARM ASSIST
FARM ASSIST + CE
FA (CE IF PREVIOUSLY AWARDED)
FARM ASSIST + BTW
FA (BTW IF PREVIOUSLY AWARDED)
FARM ASSIST + FAS
FARM ASSIST
FARM ASSIST + YOUTHREACH
FARM ASSIST
FARM ASSIST + SWA
FARM ASSIST
FARM ASSIST + INCAPACITY SUPPLEMENT
INCAPACITY SUPPLEMENT
FARM ASSIST + FIS
NO ENTITLEMENT
FARM ASSIST + JB CASUAL
NO ENTITLEMENT
FARM ASSIST + JB
NO ENTITLEMENT
FARM ASSIST +IB
NO ENTITLEMENT
FARM ASSIST + OIB 
NO ENTITLEMENT
FARM ASSIST + DISABLEMENT BENEFIT
NO ENTITLEMENT
FARM ASSIST + PTJI
NO ENTITLEMENT
FARM ASSIST + MAT
NO ENTITLEMENT

Appendix F

Fuel Scheme Checklist - OFP Customers
Household Composition Fuel payable with
OFP + LTJA
OFP
OFP + PRETA
OFP
OFP + FARM ASSIST
OFP
OFP + SCP
SCP
OFP + SNCP
SNCP
OFP + WCP
WCP
OFP + WNCP
WNCP
OFP + BLIND PENSION
BLIND PENSION
OFP + INVALIDITY
INVALIDITY
OFP + RETIREMENT
RETIREMENT
ONE-PARENT FAMILY PAYMENT + LTJA OR LTJA CASUAL
ONE-PARENT FAMILY PAYMENT
OFP + STJA 
OFP
OFP + STJA CASUAL
OFP
OFP + EC SS PENSION
EC SS PENSION
OFP + ORPHANS (CON) PENSION
OFP (WHERE OFP IS GUARDIAN)
OFP + ORPHANS (NC) PENSION
OFP (WHERE OFP IS GUARDIAN)
OFP + ORPHANS (CON) PENSION
ORPHANS PENSION (WHERE ORPHAN IS OWN GUARDIAN)
OFP + ORPHANS (NC) PENSION
ORPHANS PENSION (WHERE ORPHAN IS OWN GUARDIAN)
OFP + CARER (incl.1/2 rate)
OFP
OFP + DISABILITY ALLOWANCE
DISABILITY ALLOWANCE
OFP + CE
OFP (CE IF PREVIOUSLY AWARDED)
OFP + BTW
OFP (BTW IF PREVIOUSLY AWARDED)
OFP + FAS
OFP
OFP + YOUTHREACH
OFP
OFP + SWA
OFP
OFP + INCAPACITY SUPPLEMENT
INCAPACITY SUPPLEMENT
OFP Customer + FIS Customer in household
NO ENTITLEMENT
If the OFP customer is in receipt of FIS, the Fuel Allowance is payable on the OFP claim.​ ​
OFP + JB
NO ENTITLEMENT
OFP +IB
NO ENTITLEMENT
OFP + OIB 
NO ENTITLEMENT
OFP + DISABLEMENT BENEFIT
NO ENTITLEMENT
OFP + PTJI
NO ENTITLEMENT
OFP + MAT
NO ENTITLEMENT

Appendix G

Fuel Scheme Checklist - PRETA Customers
Household Composition Fuel payable with
PRETA + PRETA
CHOICE BETWEEN CUSTOMERS
PRETA + FARM ASSIST
CHOICE BETWEEN CUSTOMERS
PRETA + LTJA
CHOICE BETWEEN CUSTOMERS
PRETA + SCP
SCP
PRETA + SNCP
SNCP
PRETA + WCP
WCP
PRETA + WNCP
WNCP
PRETA + BLIND PENSION
BLIND PENSION
PRETA + INVALIDITY
INVALIDITY
PRETA + RETIREMENT 
RETIREMENT
PRETA + ONE-PARENT FAMILY PAYMENT
ONE-PARENT FAMILY PAYMENT
PRETA + EC SS PENSION
EC SS PENSION
PRETA + ORPHANS (CON) PENSION
PRETA (WHERE PRETA IS GUARDIAN)
PRETA + ORPHANS (NC) PENSION
PRETA (WHERE PRETA IS GUARDIAN)
PRETA + ORPHANS (CON) PENSION
ORPHANS PENSION (WHERE ORPHAN IS OWN GUARDIAN)
PRETA + ORPHANS (NC) PENSION
ORPHANS PENSION (WHERE ORPHAN IS OWN GUARDIAN)
PRETA + CARER (incl. 1/2 rate)
PRETA
PRETA + DISABILITY ALLOWANCE
DISABILITY ALLOWANCE
PRETA + LTJA CASUAL 
PRETA
PRETA + STJA CASUAL
PRETA
PRETA + CE
PRETA (CE IF PREVIOUSLY AWARDED)
PRETA + BTW
PRETA (BTW IF PREVIOUSLY AWARDED)
PRETA + FAS
PRETA
PRETA + YOUTHREACH
PRETA
PRETA + SWA
PRETA
PRETA + INCAPACITY SUPPLEMENT 
INCAPACITY SUPPLEMENT
PRETA+ FIS
NO ENTITLEMENT
PRETA + JB CASUAL
NO ENTITLEMENT
PRETA + JB
NO ENTITLEMENT
PRETA +IB
NO ENTITLEMENT
PRETA + OIB 
NO ENTITLEMENT
PRETA + DISABLEMENT BENEFIT
NO ENTITLEMENT
PRETA + PTJI
NO ENTITLEMENT
PRETA + MAT
NO ENTITLEMENT
Last modified:12/10/2016