If you are getting a payment from a country covered by EC Regulations or a Bilateral Social Security Agreement with Ireland, you may qualify for Fuel Allowance if you satisfy the conditions and you are:
- living in Ireland,
- aged 66 or over,
- under age 66 and getting Invalidity Pension or Benefit (for over 12 months), a Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Pension or a similar payment from another country covered by EC Regulations or a Bilateral Social Security Agreement.
The countries covered by either EC Regulations or under a Bilateral Agreement are:
||Republic of Cyprus (Cyprus South)
||Republic of Korea
||Isle of Man
||the United Kingdom
||the United States of America
*Note: Certain limits apply to Jobseeker’s Benefit in relation to Switzerland.
You can also take into account periods of insurance or residence in some of these countries to help you qualify.