Boiler grants can be claimed by UK home owners and private tenants who are claiming benefits. The grants cover some or all of the cost of a brand new A-rated boiler and they never have to be paid back.
As long as your current boiler is inefficient or faulty and you receive a qualifying benefit, you should be entitled to a boiler grant.
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What type of boilers qualify?
If your current boiler is more than 5 years old, it is likely to be rated at less than 86% efficiency i.e. C rated or below and should qualify for replacement.
Even if it is A or B rated, providing it is faulty and beyond economical repair, you can still qualify for a boiler grant. Common faults include losing pressure, leaking water, pilot light going out, making noises, no heating or hot water or both.
Who qualifies for a boiler grant?
Someone living in the household must be claiming a benefit or tax credit. The property must also be privately owned or rented from a private landlord.
A contribution towards the cost of a new boiler may be required, depending on the amount of work needed and how efficient the property is. This can be paid for through savings on heating bills via the Green Deal.
- Income-Related Benefits
- Disability-Related Benefits
- Tax Credits
One of 17 benefits qualify for a replacement boiler grant. The benefit can be claimed by anyone living in the property.
If you are claiming Child Benefit, there is a limit on the income being earned by the entire household. Please visit our Who Qualifies page for full details.
What if you don't qualify?
If you are not entitled to a boiler grant, you could still be eligible for Green Deal Finance to pay for a replacement boiler. The Green Deal is a loan which is attached to the property rather than an individual. There is nothing to pay in advance and the repayments are taken from the savings on heating bills so you are never out of pocket.
How can EnergyLink help?
Once you have completed the form, we will allocate you to an approved local boiler installer with access to grant funding and the Green Deal. They will telephone you to make an appointment to undertake a free, no-obligation survey. If you are happy to go ahead, they will install the new boiler and then claim the grant or arrange the Green Deal on your behalf.
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