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Free Boiler Attendance Allowance

Can You Still Get A Free Boiler On Attendance Allowance?

Whilst Attendance Allowance is no longer a qualifying benefit, you can find out if you’re eligible through other means by entering your postcode below - the process takes just 60 seconds:

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Why Should I Replace My Boiler Now?

A free boiler grant is the perfect excuse to look at having a new boiler installed. Considering these grants and schemes can potentially provide you with a boiler that’s completely free (if not, then they’ll be considerably cheaper).

By replacing your boiler you could enjoy the following benefits:

  • more energy efficient boilers
  • less money spent on heating bills
  • boiler & central heating grants cutting the cost
  • a boiler upgrade that reduces your carbon footprint

Can You Get A Free Boiler Grant With Attendance Allowance?

So many people are tripped up by the fact that Attendance Allowance is no longer a qualifying benefit under ECO4. ECO3, which came to an end in March 2022, actually did include Attendance Allowance as a qualifying benefit for free boiler grant funding – but with ECO4 the focus shifted away from the benefits someone receives, and more towards their annual household income and the energy efficiency of their home to ensure the people and houses that needed the most support were getting it quicker.

At Eco Grants by ZOA Energy Solutions, we’re always keeping up to date with the latest changes to ensure our customers are clear on whether or not they qualify for certain support.

Although you can no longer get a free boiler on Attendance Allowance, you can still receive a free boiler if you meet other eligibility criteria.

Is There Still Government Funding For A Free Boiler With Attendance Allowance?

In case we haven’t made this clear enough already, let us repeat ourselves:

You cannot receive a free boiler with Attendance Allowance alone.

However, you might also be in receipt of benefits that could help you qualify, or else you might meet other eligibility criteria without your benefits being considered at all.

The relevant grant and scheme for you is ECO4 – the fourth iteration of the Energy Company Obligation scheme.

How Does ECO4 Differ From ECO3?

The ECO Scheme has always aimed to support the most vulnerable households by protecting them against rising energy bills with an eco home improvement that can improve their energy performance whilst reducing carbon emissions – both ECO3 and ECO4 share this aim. Because of this focus on supporting low-income households in poor-performing homes in terms of energy efficiency, there is less of a focus on the benefits someone receives.

Under ECO3, Attendance Allowance was considered a qualifying benefit, but under ECO4 it isn’t. So, how do you qualify for ECO4?

What Is The Eligibility Criteria For ECO4?

If you live in a house (as a homeowner or private tenant) with an EPC rating of D, E, F, or G, and have a household income below £31,000 AND meet one of the criteria below, then you’ll qualify for support under ECO4:

  • You, someone in your household, or your private tenant are in receipt of a qualifying benefit (more on this below)
  • You’re in receipt of Child Benefit and have a household income below a specific threshold (more on this below, too)

Qualifying Government Benefits For ECO4

  • Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-Related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit Guarantee
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credits
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit Savings

 

As you can see, Attendance Allowance is no longer a qualifying benefit. But other benefits which weren’t part of ECO3 are now. If you receive Attendance Allowance then you’ll likely receive another qualifying benefit above in conjunction, like Universal Credit or Housing Benefit, for example.

That’s why it’s important to work with grant and scheme experts like us here at Eco Grants to ensure you’re up to date with the latest changes.

ECO4 Child Benefit Income Thresholds

If you receive Child Benefit and have a household income below the thresholds below then you may qualify for ECO4 funding to help replace your oil fired boiler:

 

1 Child

2 Children

3 Children

4+ Children

Single-Parent Households

£19,800

£24,600

£29,400

£34,200

Two-Parent Households

£27,300

£32,100

£36,900

£41,700

Can I Get A New Boiler Through LA Flex If I Just Receive Attendance Allowance?

Even if you don’t qualify for support under ECO4, you might still qualify under LA Flex, which gives Local Authorities and Councils greater flexibility when it comes to the eligibility criteria of the ECO4 grants. This allows them to target the households in their area that need the most support.

If you only receive Attendance Allowance and nothing else, then LA Flex may be able to help. Whilst receiving Attendance Allowance is still not a qualifying benefit you may qualify under LA Flex in another way.

You’ll still need to be living in an energy inefficient home with an annual income less than £31,000, but as each council and local authority treats LA Flex slightly differently, it’s best to simply fill out our quick form, and we’ll be back in touch soon to let you know if you qualify for LA Flex support in your area.

Why Work With Eco Grants

At ZOA Eco Grants, we’re experts in grants and schemes for eco home improvements, including support with upgrading or replacing inefficient boilers. But we’re also expert eco home improvement installers at ZOA Energy Solutions, so by using both of our services you could save BIG on the cost of installing a new boiler – sometimes even getting a boiler completely free of charge. After that, we can carry out the hassle-free installation for you.

But remember, a free boiler on Attendance Allowance isn’t possible under ECO4, but you may still qualify with another benefit or under LA Flex.

Check your eligibility with us today.

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Free Boiler Attendance Allowance FAQs:

Unfortunately, no, Attendance Allowance alone is no longer enough to qualify for support for a free boiler.

But you may qualify under different eligibility criteria. Check with Eco Grants today to make sure you don’t miss out on any funding you’re entitled to.

Not always. If you qualify for support you might receive full funding (meaning the entire boiler and its installation – from current boiler removal to new boiler installation – is free) or you may only qualify for partial funding. This depends on a few different factors like your household income, the cost of the installation, etc. Get in touch with us today and we can support you with applications for any boiler grants you qualify for and help you find out how much a grant for you could be worth.