Boiler Grants – Do you qualify for help?
Find out if you could get help with a new boiler
Heating your home is not cheap, and with an inefficient boiler, it can be even more costly. However, if you’re on a low income, or struggling to pay your heating bills. You could get a grant for a new A-rated boiler.
Am I eligible for a boiler grant?
Unfortunately, government funding is limited for this scheme and the benefits-related criteria are quite rigorous. However, if you receive the correct combination of income-related benefits, and your current gas, oil or LPG boiler is over 5 years old, then you could qualify.
If you have a young boiler of less than 5 years old, it is assumed that it is cheaper to repair your old boiler than it is to have it replaced with a new one.
To be eligible for a free boiler grant you will need to be a permanent resident of the property and you will need to be receiving a means-tested benefit, such as:
- Child tax credit
- Working tax credit
- Pension credit
- Job seeker’s allowance
- Universal credit
- Employment and support allowance
Some of the benefits mean that you will qualify for a boiler grant automatically, with some others there may be extra qualifying components such as being responsible for a child under 16, you may need to be of a certain age, and that the total household income amongst all working-age residents must not exceed £16,010.
In addition to the above criteria, another requirement is that your residence is large enough to justify the cost of the boiler. A flat for example would not qualify as it is deemed that the resulting carbon savings generated from upgrading a boiler in a flat would not justify the funding required to cover such work.