Monaghan County Council has passed a motion calling for an extension of the fuel allowance to a year-round payment.
The motion was raised by Aoife McCooey, who asked that the measure be implemented "until we see a significant reduction in cost of living.
She told a County Council meeting that the government "is not bringing in measures that we can feel the benefit of as a rural county".
It comes as an extra payment is made available today, with 371,000 households set to benefit from the €100 payment.
Councillor McCooey noted a recent reduction in public transport costs, but questioned the benefit this would have for the people of Monaghan.
The motion was seconded by PJ O'Hanlon and will now be forwarded to local Minister Heather Humphreys.