pandamoanium Registered User
#1

I applied for the Fuel Allowance Supplement about 6 weeks ago, haven't had any communication from my local welfare office since to inform me whether my appplication has been denied or accepted.

Just wondering if any of you applied for this lately and if so have you started receiving the payment yet as I gather it is paid from the end of September.

Thanks all

Xiney Registered User
#2

They may be behind with it since they've been late with the back to school allowance and JSB/JSA claims are taking months in some cases to be paid.

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cee_jay Moderator
#3

Also I don't think Fuel is being paid until next week or so - it may just appear as extra in your payment. Call into your local office to check for sure, or try ringing them.

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linx Registered User
#4

Fuel allowance is paid out from this week i got mine thursday , if you only applied lately you will get it backdated to the end of september as long as the got your application on time i think mine was 2 weeks late last year it usually comes with your allowance

billy the squid Registered User
#5

AFAIK it isn't being paid out until october.

chasm Registered User
#6

Fuel allowance was paid out from LAST week, as linx stated- i got mine on wednesday.. It is now paid for an extra 2 weeks as well. As Xiney said they may just be behind with it, but if you qualify you will get it, just a case of when im afraid

billy the squid Registered User
#7

never got mine. may have something to do with changing over to BTEA though.

crocko Registered User
#8

I am in the process of applying for fuel allowance at the moment and was wondering do
they look into your bank account as you must inform them of your account no. etc?????

IsThatSo? Registered User
#9

SW don't have access to your bank accounts and can only request certain information from you bank if you authorise them to do so. I have never heard of SW going to a bank (not to say that they don't mind) they will usually ask for bank statements instead, much less hassle for them!!

crocko Registered User
#10

IsThatSo? said:
SW don't have access to your bank accounts and can only request certain information from you bank if you authorise them to do so. I have never heard of SW going to a bank (not to say that they don't mind) they will usually ask for bank statements instead, much less hassle for them!!


Thanks for the info was worried as on the fuel allowance form they ask for
bank account no.
bank sort code
bank IBAN
bank BIC

lot of info why????? as they dont make payments into bank accounts anymore!!!!

Loueze Registered User
#11

Yes they do. My Fuel Allowance is paid into my bank account.

crocko Registered User
#12

Loueze said:
Yes they do. My Fuel Allowance is paid into my bank account.


Thanks for the info it has eased my mind.....thought they would be snooping
about checking to see how much money i have I asked for my SW payments
to be logged into my account when i became unemployed and they
told me they do not do this anymore.

Guess it just for payments like this???

#13

crocko said:
I asked for my SW payments
to be logged into my account when i became unemployed and they
told me they do not do this anymore.

I think it's discretionary whether they pay JB/JA into yir' Bank A/c.
I chanced my arm after 7-months this year of ringing local head-office & the kind woman just asked my details (A/c No. & Sort Code) & cleared it there & then.
No deciding officer or forms involved.
Like i say it could be discretionary.
There was alleged widespread fraud with Welfare Tourism occuring with people flying back in one-time a month to sign on.
When the payments were stopped going electronically the edict ondly applied to new applicants POST August 2008.
Why they didn't backdate it retrospectively if the alleged abuse was so widespread is beyond me.

maxwell smart Registered User
#14

I'm on JSB, where do I send my application for the fuel allowance. It's unclear to me whether it goes to Longford or Sligo.

Thanks!

linx Registered User
#15

I dont think you can get fuel allowance on jsb i know we couldnt when my partner was on it. Unless it has changed

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