Universal Credits - Free Boiler Grant
If you receive Universal Credit and are in need of a new boiler for your home, apply today to see if you are eligible for a FREE boiler grant. Those in receipt of Universal Credit are highly likely to qualify for funding under the Government’s ECO scheme.
Both homeowners and private tenants (but not those in local authority run social housing), if one person in your household receives Universal Credit, could recieve a grant to help your household get a brand new boiler to heat your home.
How does the Free Boiler scheme work?
Under the Government’s ECO Scheme, the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers which includes British Gas, EDF Energy, Eon, Npower, Scottish Power and SSE are obliged to provide grants towards the installation of energy saving boilers. This is for those households who have boilers more than 7 years old and who are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits. Boilers less than 7 years old are excluded from the scheme since it is likely they could be economically repaired.
If you meet the following conditions then you could be in line for a Free Boiler Grant…
- Receive Universal Credit
- Homeowner/private tenant
- Your boiler is 7+ years old
Due to the way the scheme is funded, our boiler removal, installation and aftercare fees are covered so you won’t have to pay out anything to us to cover our costs during the process.This means you can get a brand new replacement boiler for free or at a fraction of the usual cost.
How do I know if the benefits I receive are Universal Credit?
Universal Credit is in the process of replacing a large number of benefits – including Child Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Working Tax Credit – so there is a a good chance that the benefits your receive come under Universal Credit.
Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It is available to those on a low income, out of work or who cannot work.If you are not sure what benefit you receive then check your benefit paperwork for the payments that you would receive every month (or twice a month for some people in Scotland).
The standard allowance for Universal Credit is normally £342.72 for single adults under 25, £409.89 for those 25 or over, and can be up to £488.59 for couples under 25 and £594.04 for 2 adults 25 and over. Other extra amounts could be applicable to those who are eligible.
What savings will I make from having a new boiler?
A new gas, oil or LPG boiler will be far more energy efficient than your old boiler. Some older boilers can have an energy efficiency of less than 65% whereas a new A-rated boiler would be likely to have an energy efficiency of greater than 90%. This means that for every £1 you spend on heating your home, less than 10p will be wasted.
For householders this means that your heating bills are going to be cut drastically, and in some cases this could produce an annual saving of more than £300. Not only will your home feel warmer in winter, but you’ll also have the knowledge that you are doing your own bit for the environment by reducing your own carbon footprint from reduced energy usage.
Claim your Free Boiler Grant on Universal Credit
If you are on Universal Credit then there’s a great chance that you will qualify for a Free Boiler Grant. Just fill in your postcode and tell us a few details about your circumstances and we will be able to check whether you qualify for a FREE boiler grant.
Using our service is completely free to you; we organise your grant and complete your installation as fully accredited and certified home heating experts. Even if you don’t qualify for a Boiler grant, we may still be able to help you get access to other grants or discounts.