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Central Heating grants for households on Carer’s Allowance

 Carer’s Allowance is one of the benefits that were included in eco3 but are no longer eligible for eco4. The government plans to remove a number of disability benefits from the scheme and add Housing Benefit and Pension Credit Savings Credit.

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Fill out our online application form for a central heating grant and go through a simple evaluation to see if you qualify for any government funding. Our internal grants team will then evaluate your application.

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Following your successful application, we will arrange a free, no obligation survey to ensure the maximum grant is obtained and advise you on the best products to reduce your homes energy usage.

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The installation of your chosen products will be carried out by our experienced and local engineers at a time that suits you. All of our installations are COVID safe & adhere to all government guidelines.

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Warma UK has helped thousands of customers improve their homes energy efficiency and reduce their energy bills all with the help of government funded grants. We pride ourselves on our customer service which is as efficient as the products we install! We have a network of engineers located across the UK to ensure that each install is carried out by a local and trusted engineer. This means you get the service and reliability of a national company, with the personal touch of a local trader.

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How do carers qualify for a central heating grant?

While Carer’s Allowance is not always listed as a qualifying benefit for ECO grants, the Local authority Flex grants scheme has been introduced to help those living on a low income, including individuals not receiving the traditional qualifying benefits.

This scheme aims to assist households in fuel poverty, and it allows for flexibility in identifying and designating eligible households, taking into account factors such as health, age, type of property, and household income. Therefore, individuals receiving Carer’s Allowance may still qualify for First Time Central Heating Grants or other heating grants under this scheme, even if they do not receive the standard qualifying benefits. 

If I'm a carer and not receiving Carer's Allowance, what is the highest funding amount I can qualify for with a central heating grant?

If you are a carer and do not receive Carer’s Allowance, you may still be eligible for a central heating grant under the ECO Flex Grants Scheme, which is designed to assist households on a low income, including those not receiving traditional qualifying benefits. The maximum grant that can be given is £30,000 in England, £25,000 in Northern Ireland, and £36,000 in Wales. In Scotland, there is no specified maximum amount for the grant.

The grant is subject to a means test, and the amount given will depend on the savings and financial resources of the disabled person. The financial resources of the carer are not relevant, even if they own the property. If the person being cared for only qualifies for an 80% grant, local councils have the discretion to top up this amount. 

What type of boiler can qualify for a free ECO central heating grant?

The ECO4 central heating grant scheme provides funding for the replacement of old, inefficient boilers with new, more energy-efficient models. To qualify for a free ECO4 central heating grant, the existing boiler in the property must typically be at least 5 years old and have an energy efficiency rating between C and G.

If the boiler meets these criteria, the homeowner may be eligible to receive a grant to cover the costs of its replacement with a new A-rated boiler. Additionally, the property owner must be the person applying for the grant, and the property must be connected to the mains gas supply. 

Who is eligible for a free boiler grant?

To receive a free boiler grant, then you or someone in your home must be a recipient of one of the following benefits: 

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Applicants under the free boiler grant must satisfy the following criteria

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