Free boiler grants for pensioners & the elderly
Government boiler grants for pensioners & the elderly are currently available in the UK as part of the ECO (Energy Companies Obligation) free boilers scheme.
The ECO boiler scheme has been introduced to help low-income households with the cost of installing energy-efficient A-rated boilers which reduce carbon emissions and lower heating bills.
Pensioners / Oap’s who receive State Pension Credits and those who receive Working Tax Credits and who are over 60 yo are eligible for a free replacement boiler grant if their existing boiler is over 8 years old or does not meet boiler energy-efficiency guidelines.
Qualification is benefit-related & means tested and those who are eligible for an ECO grant can have a new replacement eco-friendly gas condensing boiler worth thousands of pounds supplied and installed for free.
This not only saves outlay for a new boiler which normally costs around £3,000, but will also help reduce your domestic heating bills by around £500 per year. Pensioners and elderly people often struggle to meet fuel bill payments so the boiler grant scheme will be a welcome lifeline for many.
Boiler Grants for Pensioners – qualification
If you are a home owner or private tenant and meet the following criteria you may be able to get a replacement boiler for free
- You are a pensioner in receipt of State Pension Credits, OR
- You are Over 60 and receive Working Tax Credits, AND
- Your existing gas boiler is not a condensing boiler, is over 8 years old or is broken
Why are there free boiler grants for pensioners?
Pensioners sometimes struggle with rising energy bills. Many are on limited incomes a new boiler is an expense many simply cannot stretch too.
The boiler grant scheme is is part of the Energy Companies Obligation which is designed to help lower domestic heating bills and improve the UK’s Carbon Footprint.
Replacement boiler grants are being funded by the UK’s major energy companies including British Gas, Scottish Power, EDF & Power, and are available throughout the United Kingdom subject to qualification. Find out if you qualify for a free boiler grant – Boiler Grant Application.
Even if you don’t receive Pension Credit you could still qualify for a grant if you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit, and are aged over 60.
Free Boiler Application
Applying for a free boiler is a straightforward no hassle process. Leave a few details using the link below and we will contact you to verify that you qualify. We will then arrange a quick survey of your old boiler and arrange a date for a new one to be installed.
Pensioners and those in receipt of certain benefits / tax credits oron a low income can apply for a free boiler grant via the Government free boiler scheme up until March 2017.