National Fuel Scheme - Cold Weather Payment 2011

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Due to the recent harsh weather conditions the Government announced in the Budget an additional payment of €40 for households in receipt of the National Fuel Scheme.


All customers with an entitlement to National Fuel Scheme will be paid the additional cold weather payment. Customers in receipt of the Smokeless Fuel Allowance only are not entitled to receive this additional payment.

Payment Arrangements

Customers do not need to apply for the additional cold weather payment of €40. It will be automatically paid to all persons in receipt of National Fuel Scheme.

The payment dates are set out in the table below. The column "date of payment" refers to the dates on which payment of your main Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection scheme payment will be made. The additional €40 Cold Weather Payment will be included with this payment.

Payment Dates for 'Cold Weather' Payment
Scheme Date of Payment
  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Pre Retirement Allowance (PRETA)
  • Farm Assist
  • Supplementary Welfare Allowance
Between 22 and 31 December 2010
  • One Parent Family Payment
30 December 2010 or 7 January 2011
  • Back to Work Allowance
Between 22 and 31 December 2010 or 5 January 2011
  • State Pension (Transition)
30 December 2010
  • Invalidity Pension
30 December 2010 or 6th January 2011
  • State Pension (Contributory)
  • Widow and Widowers Pension (Contributory)
  • National Fuel Scheme
31 December 2010
  • State Pension (Non Contributory)
  • Widows or Widowers Pension (Non Contributory)
  • Guardian's Payment (Contributory)
  • Guardian's Payment (Non Contributory)
  • Occupational Injuries Benefit
  • Blind Persons Pension
7 January 2011
  • Deserted Wife's Benefit
  • Deserted Wife's Allowance
6 January 2011
  • Disability Allowance
5 January 2011

Further Information

All queries relating to this information note should be addressed to:

Supplementary Welfare Allowance Section
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Social Welfare Services Office
College Road

Telephone 071 9157100

Last modified:13/12/2010

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