Am I eligible for a Boiler Grant?

Am I eligible for a Boiler Grant?

There are various different types of boiler grants available in the UK, each with their own different criteria for eligibility. It’s not just your personal circumstances that are taken in to consideration but the property you live in will also be assessed. Broadly speaking you could be eligible for a boiler grant if you are in receipt of the following:

  • Pension Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Jobseekers Allowance

Being in receipt of one or more of the above benefits does not automatically qualify you for a boiler grant. You might also be required to have one of the following in combination with the criteria above:

  • A child in the household of a certain age
  • A Disability
  • A child with a disability

If you meet the necessary criteria above, the organisation providing your boiler grant will normally assess your property based on the following criteria:

  • Is your home poorly insulated
  • Does your existing central heating system / boiler work
  • Do you have an existing boiler / heating system

You will normally be visited by a surveyor to who will conduct an assessment of your property.

It’s important to remember that not everybody’s circumstances are the same, and just because someone else has been lucky enough to receive a boiler grant, this does not mean you will. Make sure you are fully aware of the eligibility criteria before beginning the application process for a boiler grant. Boiler grants are designed to help people who need them most.


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  1. G.Graham

    I contacted SAAFA ref: replacement boiler as the engineer has warned me because of the age of my combi boiler there is no longer any parts for this model.
    SSAFA has advised me to contact you to see if you can help or advise me as firstly I am worried if the boiler breaks down again I will not be able to afford a new one.
    I am in financial difficulties which I am paying off on a monthly basis, as I can no longer work as I have had
    a heart attack and three mini strokes. With my Army pension and benefits I am able to pay my monthly bills and that leaves with nothing to save. I have no savings and the engineer advised me that the cost of a new one fully fitted would be in the region of £1600 which I do not have. Please could you advise me and send some information. Awaiting your reply.

    Geoff Graham

  2. m miller

    My 20 year old boiler is no longer producing hot water, would I qualify for a new boiler?

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