Household Benefits Package - SW 107


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Electricity Allowance

How it is paid

If you qualify for an Electricity Allowance, depending on your supplier it will be paid as a credit on your electricity bill or on the 1st Tuesday of each month to an account in a nominated financial institution or a nominated post office.

Note:
If you are being paid through a post office, using a social services card, you have 91 days (13 weeks) to collect your payment.

If you require a social services card, please contact Household Benefits Section, LoCall 1890 500 000.

What it covers

The Electricity Allowance is a cash credit of €35 a month.

You may only get the allowance if the electricity account is registered in your name. If your name is not on the bill, you should ask your electricity provider to have your name included on the bill.

If you live in a flat or similar accommodation and do not have an electricity account registered in your own name, you should contact your supplier and have your name included on the bill with the registered account holder.

You will have to pay your supplier in the normal way for any electricity you use over and above the allowance.

Natural Gas Allowance

How it is paid

The you qualify for a Natural Gas Allowance, depending on your supplier it will be paid as a credit on your gas bill or on the 1st Tuesday of each month to an an account in a nominated financial institution or a nominated post office. 

What it covers

The Gas Allowance is a cash credit of €35 a month.

For more information, log on to www.welfare.ie.

Notes:

  1. The Natural Gas Allowance cannot be paid at more than one address or at the same time as an Electricity Allowance.
  2. The Natural Gas Allowance does not cover the cost of installing a natural gas supply to your home.
  3. You may only get the allowance if the gas account is in your name. If your name is not on the bill, you should ask your gas provider to include your name on the bill.

Cash Electricity Allowance

You may qualify for a Cash Electricity Allowance if you are living in self-contained accommodation (a flat or an apartment) and:

  • you have your own electricity or gas slot meter, or
  • there are a number of separate meters operating from one meter and the registered consumer of gas or electricity at your address is a landlord, or
  • there are no separate meters, but the registered consumer of gas or electricity at your address is a landlord.

Note:
The Cash Electricity Allowance cannot be paid at more than one address (or at the same time as a Gas or Electricity Allowance).

How it is paid

The monthly allowance of €35 is paid on the 1st Tuesday of each month to an account in a nominated financial institution or a nominated post office. You must provide details of your preferred payment method on the application form.

Note:
If you are being paid through a post office, using a social services card, you have 91 days (13 weeks) to collect your payment.

If you require a social services card, please contact Household Benefits Section, LoCall 1890 500 000.

For more information, log on to www.welfare.ie.

Cash Gas Allowance

What it is

If your home is not connected to an electricity or natural gas supply but you would otherwise satisfy the conditions of the scheme, you may qualify for a Cash Gas Allowance. also if you are with a supplier other than Bord Gais or Flogas for your natural gas, you may qualify for a cash gas allowance. 

How it is paid

The monthly allowance of €35 is paid on the 1st Tuesday of each month to an account in a nominated financial institution or a nominated post office. You must provide details of your preferred payment method on the application form.

Note:
If you are being paid through a post office, using a social services card, you have 91 days (13 weeks) to collect your payment.

If you require a social services card, please contact Household Benefits Section, LoCall 1890 500 000.

For more information, log on to www.welfare.ie.

Last modified:26/09/2014
 

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