A fuel allowance is paid to people who are dependent on long term social welfare payments and who are therefore unable to provide for their heating needs in winter months. There is one allowance available per household. This payment is usually paid with your social welfare payment on the day that this is paid.
However this year for the 2017-2018 Fuel season you can now have the option of getting your total allowance of €585 paid in 2 lump sums, rather than weekly with the social welfare payment.
The 2017-2018 fuel season begins on Monday the 2nd of October 2017