Are you on pension
benefits and want to go for a free
boiler grant in the UK? As a
pensioner, you may be eligible for this scheme in terms of Government’s Energy
Company Obligation initiative. It is a fact that when you buy a new
energy-efficient gas boiler, it may cost you almost £2,300. It may not be an
easy task for a pensioner and low-income consumer. But with UK government
boiler scheme you may get a free boiler if your existing boiler is not energy
efficient or broken. If you meet the specific qualifying criteria, you may get
the boiler by replacing the old boiler.
The pensioner, who own
their home and receive pension guaranty credit or other benefits, may apply for
a free boiler grant and install the new one. There are some cases when you get
a new boiler installed completely free of any costs. Otherwise, there may be
some contribution involved, but the new boiler will still be at subsidized
plans and pricing. The grant is generally free. You need not pay it back in
What is ECO SCHEME?
According to this
scheme, the big six the UK energy provider companies need to help the general
public in improving energy efficiency. The new boiler reduces heating costs and
carbon emissions. These companies fund the installation of new boilers in
low-income households and areas. In this way, you get new boilers and cause
reduced waste of heat from your home with significantly lesser heating bills.
In the current scenario, the scheme offers grants for replacement of gas
boilers. The funding is now limited in this scheme. There have been
considerable changes in the project since 2013.
How do pensioners
qualify for a grant?
As pensions, you are
admittedly struggling for meeting the terms of increased energy bills, and
evidently, pensioners find it hard to buy a new boiler in their limited
resources. If you are pensioner receiving of Pension Guarantee Credit and those
who receive Working Tax Credit may apply for free boiler
grants. If your boiler is outdated or broken and you fulfil the following
criteria, you may get a free boiler. Here are the terms.
- You own a home
- You are receiving pension benefits.
- Your age is 60 years or more.
- You receive the working tax credit.