Free boiler grant in 2022: what you could get

8 December 2022 by Robin - 5 minutes of reading time

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Can I get a boiler grant? Am I eligible to get a boiler for free? You may be able to get your boiler replaced if it is old and not working well. Indeed, this home improvement may even be done for free. This Your Benefits article will tell you all you need to know about the boiler grant.

Who qualifies for a boiler grant?

You could be able to get a boiler installed at a lower price, or even for free. This is the case if both of the following apply to your situation:

  • The property in which you live is your own: you may still be eligible if you are a private tenant;
  • You or someone living with you receives one or more qualifying benefit(s).
Furthermore, you likely qualify if your income is below £16,190. Additionally, some things need to apply to your boiler. More specifically, it needs to be a broken or inefficient boiler. Additionally, it must be 5 years or older to qualify for a boiler grant.

Indeed, those with a working boiler that is A- or B- will likely not be eligible. However, if this is not the case for your boiler, do not despair. Indeed, your case’s eligibility will be looked at individually

This scheme is for replacing an already existing boiler. However, if you do not already have one, you may not use a boiler grant to have a new one installed.

You may get a free boiler grant through one of the participating energy suppliers. Indeed, there are a lot of them participating in the ECO scheme. They include E.on, EDF Energy, Scottish Power, Octopus energy, British Gas and more. The Ofgem website has a list of all participating suppliers.

Furthermore, you do not have to go to your own energy supplier in order to get this improvement. In fact, you contact any participating supplier.

This scheme covers fitting costs. However, there may be additional costs. Indeed, this may be the case if things like pipework needs to be done. Do not worry, you will be told if this is the case.

What is considered a qualifying benefit?

Who qualifies for a boiler grant?

In order to be eligible for a boiler grant, you must get certain benefits. This is so you may benefit from the Energy Company Obligations (ECO) scheme. The qualifying benefits are the following:

You may get payments for one of these benefits. Then, you could qualify for the Energy Company Obligations (ECO) scheme. Additionally, you could then get help with home improvements, like a boiler grant, to cover part of or all of the costs incurred by replacing your boiler.

What is the free boiler grant scheme?

You may be able to do home improvements on your home through the Energy Company Obligations (ECO). This is a scheme by the UK government to allow people to have more energy-efficient homes. Then, you may receive a new boiler.

You could benefit from this aid. Indeed, there are a large number of medium and large energy suppliers who qualify for this scheme. However, there isn’t an infinite amount of availability for the suppliers offering the improvements.

You may receive a grant for a new boiler in order to make your home more energy efficient. You may even be able to have a new boiler installed for free. Furthermore, a new boiler can cost upwards of £2,500. However, with this help, you could get one for a couple of hundred pounds, or even for free

How to apply for a boiler grant in 2022

How to apply for a boiler grant in 2022

Unfortunately, unlike a lot of benefits, pensions and allowances, in most cases, you cannot claim a boiler grant online. Instead, you must do so by contacting suppliers. Only E.on lets customers claim this help online. You may do so on their website.

In order to claim, you must first check if you are eligible. To do so, you may use a certain website. Indeed, if you live in Wales or England, you may use the Simple Energy Advice calculator online. If you live in Scotland, visit the Home Energy Scotland website instead. They will inform you of your eligibility.

You will then need to contact a supplier in order to have a survey done. Indeed, you may contact any energy provider that participates in the ECO scheme. Furthermore, calling them is the safest way to contact them, as you may not do so online (except for E.on).

Typically, the whole process is said to take up to 12 weeks, from the time that you claim to the time when it is done. Furthermore, the installation itself typically only takes a couple of days.

Can a Green Home Grant voucher cover a boiler installation?

Note that the installation of a new boiler is also covered by Green Homes Grant vouchers. Indeed, it is considered to be a primary measure. Furthermore, if you get a qualifying benefit, you may get the following amount:

Green Homes Grant amounts in 2022
Does the applicant qualify for certain benefits? How much of the improvement costs that can be covered Maximum amount that can be awarded through the scheme
No up to two-thirds £5,000
Yes up to one hundred percent £10,000
Things like loft and cavity wall insulation grants and improvements are also covered in this scheme. Indeed, this is also a scheme that could help you save on energy bills and heat your home. Furthermore, if you are eligible for the boiler grant, you may qualify for another free improvement like these ones.

Robin is a writer for Your Benefits, writing about aids that people may be entitled to. He is currently working on his Master in journalism at the Institut Supérieur de Formation au Journalisme in Lille.

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