Also known as the Home Heat Cost Reduction Obligation, this obligation provides free boiler and insulation grants to those who receive certain means-tested benefits. It aims to reduce fuel poverty amongst low-income households by ensuring that heat is generated as efficiently as possible and is prevented from escaping from the home.
The latest phase will run until March 2022 and gives households that missed out on the initial two ECO programs an opportunity to benefit from warm housing policies.
To qualify for ECO grants, there are certain benefit related criteria the customer must meet. If the customer receives one of the following benefits then they may be eligible for a grant to help fund an ECO measure.
- pension guarantee Credit
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income-bases Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
- Income Support
- Servere Disablement Allowance
- Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits)*
- Universal Credit*
- Child Benefit*
- Disability Benefits (Specific benefits listed below)
Additional Conditions for Child Benefit
To qualify for ECO grants using Child Benefit, your annual gross income from all sources
before taxes must be below or equal to the following criteria
*The children must be under 16 years old and living in the property.
What are the Energy Companies Obligations (ECO)?
In an attempt to reduce the number of carbon emissions produced by energy companies, the UK Government has set targets for energy companies to meet. Under the Energy Companies Obligations (ECO) agreement, energy companies are obliged to provide UK homeowners with ‘primary measures’ to use less energy.
What’s Included In The Boiler Grant?
We do Free Boiler replacement on ECO GRANTS Internal wall Approved installer. If you are successful in your application for a boiler grant, you will receive a new boiler, which will be installed in your home. Please be aware that you may also need brand new heating controls to work alongside your new boiler.
If you do, then this will often be included in the grant, so you won’t usually have to pay any extra for this added luxury. However, in a small number of cases will a small contribution from you be required.
To find out if you are eligible for a boiler grant please contact an energy supplier who is offering this scheme. Call 4 Handyman LV Company cannot offer this scheme direct to customers. For further information, please Contact Us.