Emergency Fuel Voucher Scheme
17 February 2020 10:30

Are you a Sussex resident?

Do you have a prepayment meter?

You may be entitled to an emergency fuel voucher

Emergency fuel vouchers are available to residents in the whole of #Sussex (East & West). Get in touch with your local Citizens Advice to find out if you're eligible for a 'one-off' voucher (£28 for single people/£49 for a family).

Eligibility Criteria: 

 

The fuel voucher scheme is for those facing financial crisis and vulnerable, e.g. disabled; young children in household; carer. You will be asked to provide some evidence of your crisis (ie: bank statement).

Full criteria below: 

  • If you’re on a means-tested benefit or awaiting a benefit decision, or; 
  • If you have limited income and no recourse to public funds, or;
  • If you have no other way of obtaining funds, e.g. funds needed to pay rent arrears to avoid homelessness

And you’re vulnerable for one of the following reasons: 

  • Have a disability, or; 
  • Are a carer to a child or disabled person, or;
  • Are of pension age and frail, or;
  • Have recently been housed following homelessness, or;
  • Have recently released from an institution such as prison or hospital, or;
  • Are at risk of becoming homeless, or;Are fleeing domestic abuse