ECO Scheme Heating and Insulation Grants

Boiler Grants and Universal Credit

Boiler Grants and Universal Credit. Home owners who receive Universal Credit may qualify for Boiler Grants to replace broken mains gas boilers.

Or, if your home has never had a central heating system installed before, home owners and private tenants who receive Universal Credit may qualify for a Central Heating Grant to help install central heating.

If you have a broken mains gas boiler OR your home has never had central heating before AND you expect to receive Universal Credit for a short period of time – you should apply immediately.

If you return to work after the Coronavirus restrictions are removed and you stop receiving Universal Credit, you will no longer qualify for boiler grants or central heating grants.

Boiler Grants and Universal Credit

Boiler Grants and Universal Credit – Do YOU Qualify?

Boiler Grants and Universal Credit since the Coronavirus Pandemic

Boiler Grants and Universal Credit since the the Coronavirus outbreak.

More than one million householders have applied for Universal Credit after seeing a drop in income caused by the lockdown due to Coronavirus.

Every home owner who receives Universal Credit, or one of the other qualifying benefits, can apply for a Boiler Grant to replace their broken mains gas boiler*.

If your home has never had a central heating system installed before, recipients of Universal Credit can apply for a First Time Central Heating Grant to help install central heating. This applies to both home owners and tenants who rent their home from a private landlord.

*To qualify for a boiler grant you may need to have an insulation measure installed at the same time.

Boiler Grants and Universal Credit – Do YOU Qualify?

Boiler Grants and Universal Credit

Boiler Grants and Universal Credit

Many more home owners are claiming Universal Credit due to a loss of income caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Restrictions on movement introduced by Boris Johnson’s Government mean that many people no longer earn as much as they are used to earning. This has resulted in many households receiving Universal Credit to help get through this period.

If you have a broken mains gas boiler and you now receive Universal Credit you may qualify for a Government ECO Scheme boiler grant to help replace it.

There is no maximum household income threshold anymore, simply, if you receive Universal Credit and you have a broken mains gas boiler, you will qualify for a boiler grant to replace it.

In some cases, you may need to have insulation installed in your home at the same time. But this will make your new A rated mains gas boiler even more efficient at heating your home.

Boiler Grants and Universal Credit - ECO SCheme
Central Heating Grants and Universal Credit

Central Heating Grants and Universal Credit

From 1st January 2020 ECO Scheme grants have been available to help install a central heating system in homes which have NEVER had a central heating system before.

If you have broken electric storage heaters or electric panel heaters, or perhaps gas wall heaters or a coal fire, you may qualify for a central heating grant.

You need to receive one of the qualifying benefits below which include Universal Credit.

If your home has had a central heating system installed before but it has been removed, unfortunately you will not qualify. Only homes which have never had central heating before will qualify for a central heating grant.

Boiler Grants and Universal Credit
Boiler Grants and Universal Credit - Qualifying Benefits

Boiler Grants and Universal Credit – Qualifying State Benefits, Tax Credits and Other Allowances:

  • Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Child Benefit (subject to maximum household income thresholds)
  • War Pensions Mobility Allowance
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
Boiler Grants and Universal Credit from the ECO Scheme

Boiler Grants and Universal Credit – Do YOU Qualify?