Here is some information about the criteria you’ll need to meet, the questions we’ll ask you and why.
About your home
Firstly, we’ll ask you about your current living situation. As long as you own your own home, or you are a tenant living in privately rented accommodation (and you have your landlord’s permission) you might be eligible for a boiler grant to replace your old boiler. (Please note that we can only accept applications for non-rented properties at present, but you may still qualify for a grant through the ECO scheme elsewhere).
Unfortunately, people living in social housing are unable to apply but it’s possible your local authority may have other support schemes available.
Your qualifying criteria
The ECO scheme was set up with the intention of helping households on the lowest incomes to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their energy bills. In October 2018 the Government launched the latest version of the ECO scheme and it now includes even more benefits – meaning more people than ever may be able to qualify.
You must be in receipt of one of the following benefits to apply:
- Pension Credit Guarantee Credit Element
- Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Income Support
- Working Tax Credits
- Child Tax Credits
- Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
- Attendance Allowance
- Carer’s Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- War Pensions Mobility Supplement
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Child Benefit *
*If you claim Child Benefit we will need to ask some additional questions to check if you qualify.
How does the process work?
After you’ve contacted Think Energy through our contact page, one of our dedicated team of advisors will give
you a quick call to confirm that you meet all the necessary criteria. It will only take a few moments to assess your
eligibility. We’ll need to check what benefits you receive, your annual household income, how many children are
living in your home and confirm your status (whether you’re a private tenant or own your own home).
We will also ask you for the make and model of your current boiler, the condition it is in and whereabouts it’s
located. If you can have all this information to hand when we ring, we’ll be able to get your application processed
and your home survey booked in quicker.