Payments under the National Fuel Scheme will begin to roll out this week.
You can still apply for the 2021 / 2022 season of the means-assessed allowance which will be paid for 28 weeks to an estimated 370,000 households across the State.
6,980 homes in Kilkenny availed of it last season, with a further 5,843 in Carlow.
Recipients will receive either the weekly rate of €28 or two lump payments of €392 each.
It comes at the right time too as temperatures are set to drop in both counties – read about that here