Boiler Replacements for Pensioners
Heating your home all year round can be incredibly costly, particularly through the cold winter months. This can be a real concern for many pensioners, especially if their boiler is faulty and often breaks down. Boilers between 5-8 years typically waste energy and require more fuel to generate heat and hot water. By replacing an old boiler, you could save up to £400 annually on your bills.
In order to ease these financial worries, the government has devised the Boiler Replacement for Pensioners Scheme. This scheme enables pensioners to receive a free boiler replacement so long as they qualify and fit the relevant criteria. Under this scheme, the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers; Scottish Power, British Gas, Eon, EDF, SSE and nPower, control the government-funded grants.
Do I Qualify for The Pensioner Boiler Replacement Grant?
If you are a UK homeowner with a boiler over seven years in age and anyone in your household receives Pension Credits or any other benefits from the government, then you are likely to be eligible for the boiler replacement scheme. These benefits include:
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance
- Carer’s Allowance
- Child Benefit
- Child Tax Credit
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance
- Pension Guaranteed Credit
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income-based Jobseeker Allowance
- Income Support
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- Ministry of Justice Benefits
- Mobility Supplement
- Personal Independence Payment
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Universal Credit
- War Pensions Mobility Supplement
- Working Tax Credit
Unfortunately, under the new scheme rules, private tenants do not qualify for the grant funding. If you require a new boiler for a tenanted property, we’d recommend visiting visit iHeat.co.uk for a fixed quote and boilers from £10.19/month.