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.