SWA - Heating Supplement


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1. Description

2. Legislation

3. Qualifying conditions

4. Application


1. Description

 A supplement may be paid in respect of exceptional heating needs where the claimant satisfies the general conditions of entitlement to Supplementary Welfare Allowance.

2. Legislation

The legislation relating to a Heating Supplement can be found in Article 38(2)(a) of the Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) Regulations 2007 to 2011.

3. Qualifying conditions

In order to qualify for a Heating Supplement the claimant must live alone or only with a qualified adult or child/children and must have exceptional heating needs due to ill-health or infirmity.

In addition the Department’s representative may award a supplement in respect of exceptional heating needs in any case where it feels that the circumstances of the case warrant such a payment.

4. Applications

Applications for a Heating Supplement may be made to your local Department of Social Protection Office administering Supplementary Welfare Allowance.

Last modified:18/10/2011
 

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