This is a question which gets asked day in day out… “Can I get a free Boiler”? Well, here you will find out if you qualify for free boiler.
The price of gas and utility bills are forever increasing and if you have an old or in-efficient boiler which isn’t operating correctly it could be costing you a fairly large amount of money. Not only is it going to be costing you more to keep your home warm because of its lack of efficiency, but it will also be costing you more in maintenance as parts are harder and more costly to find for old boilers.
In order to ascertain if you qualify for a free boiler, or boiler grant, answer the following questions;
Do you receive benefits?
In order to qualify for a free boiler grant, you need to meet the income-related benefits criteria. The ECO grants have been set up t help low-income households and those who are in fuel poverty. You may still work, but because your household income is very low you may be able to claim certain means tested benefits. Do you receive any of the following;
- Child Tax Credits (Household income must be below £15,860)
- Working Tax Credits (Household income must be below £15,860)
- Pension Credits (a top up to your standard state pension).
- Income-Related ESA
- Income-Related JSA
- Income Support
If you do, then there is a high chance you may qualify for a free boiler grant on the Governments ECO scheme in 2015. See the following to further check the criteria;
Is your current boiler over 8 years old?
In order to qualify for a free boiler grant on the boiler replacement scheme, your current boiler must be over 8 years old (not condensing). If it is less than 8 years old, then it will not qualify for funding as the ECO scheme in 2015 will deem your current boiler as being too efficient and it is more cost effective to have it repaired, rather than replaced.
Are you the home owner, landlord or private tenant?
Only home owners, landlords and private tenants can apply for a free boiler via the boiler replacement scheme. Housing associations are not covered.
How can I apply for a free boiler?
If you have answered yes to the above, you could qualify to have your boiler replaced via the eco grant scheme. Grants are still available in 2015, and to see if you qualify, you can check here.