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Let us explain how you can apply for a Free boiler with help from the Government

Getting a new boiler can be very expensive. It can also be difficult to find a suitably qualified tradesman to install the boiler. Look no further! We are now offering free repair or replacement of all LPG and oil boilers to homes that meet the Government’s criteria.

Now you can get a new boiler for free and also have it installed in your home for free. The scheme is simple, and if you’re able to quality for a brand new boiler, it’s not an opportunity to be missed.

What is the Government scheme

In 2013, the UK Government introduced an energy efficiency scheme in the UK to help reduce pollution and tackle fuel poverty. The Government revised this scheme in 2017 and has now introduced a set of eligibility criteria for the scheme.

As part of the revised scheme, the Government is offering to replace or repair old boilers at no cost to you whatsoever if you qualify. The Government is rolling out this scheme so that older boilers can be replaced with more energy efficient boilers which reduces the cost of heating your home.

Provided you qualify for a free boiler, we are able to install the boiler in your home in Manchester or anywhere across North West England.

Who qualifies

You qualify for a free boiler and install if you live in a private domestic residence and you or any member of your household are receiving at least one of the following benefits:

• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance;

• Income Support;

• Pension Guarantee Credit (please note that if you or your household member is receiving a state pension or Pension Saving Credit only, your home will not qualify. You will need to be receiving Pension Guarantee Credit);

• Universal Credit; or

• Tax credits (include Working Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits).

To qualify under universal credit or tax credit, your household income in the 12 months before applying to the scheme must not exceed the amounts set out below:

Main Benefits and income caps needed to qualify

  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Income Related Employment Support Allowance

No additional benefits or criteria needed for the above

  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit

You would need to meet the following income caps to qualify

For a single claim based on children living in the home.

0 Children – £13,200
1 Child – £17,400
2 Children – £21,600
3 Children – £25,800
4 or more Children – £30,000

For a Joint Claim

0 Children – £19,800
1 Child – £24,000
2 Children – £28,200
3 Children – £32,400
4 or more Children – £36,600

If you’re claiming Universal Credit you will also need to meet the following critera

  • Single Claim:

0 Children – £1,100
1 Child – £1,450
2 Children – £1,800
3 Children – £2,150
4 or more Children – £2,500

Joint Claim

0 Children – £1,650
1 Child – £2,000
2 Children – £2,350
3 Children – £2,700
4 or more Children – £3,050

What we need from you

For households receiving Pension Guarantee Credit, we will need a letter confirming you receive Guarantee Credit and confirming how much credit you receive per week.

This letter can either be from the Department of Works and Pensions, Jobcentre Plus or from the Pensions Service.

Next steps

All you need to do is contact us either by phone on 07956 646 587 or click here to apply for a free boiler.
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