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Are you entitled to a FREE boiler through Affordable Warmth; a Government backed scheme?

 

You do not have to be the owner of the property to qualify for central heating grants, as the Affordable Warmth scheme is available to Landlords, Tenants (excluding council tenants) and Homeowners.

The AWO Affordable Warmth Obligation is aimed at low income and vulnerable households.

The eligibility for Affordable Warmth HHCRO is as follows:

 

1. To qualify for Affordable Warmth free funding You must be in the private residence sector, either as an owner or as a tenant (with Landlords' consent). The Affordable Warmth AWO will not be available to Council nor Housing Association tenants.

 

2. A person living in domestic premises will be a member of the Affordable Warmth Group AWG if the person is in receipt of:

Affordable Warmth Obligation Qualifying Benefits Qualifying Criteria

Child Tax Credit with relevant income* below £15,860 (*as part 1 of the Tax Credits Act 2002)

State Pension Credit

if the claimant is receiving either of the above, no further components are required to meet the SPG criteria, if not, the following applies:

(a) Income Related Employment & Support Allowance and:

(i) receiving a work-related activity or support component; or

(ii) has parental responsibility for a qualifying child; or

(iii) is in receipt of a qualifying component;

(b) Income Based Job Seekers Allowance and:

(i) has parental responsibility for a qualifying child; or

(ii) is in receipt of a qualifying component;

(c) Income Support and:

(i) has parental responsibility for a qualifying child; or

(ii) is in receipt of a qualifying component; or

Working Tax Credit Income below £15,860 and one of the following components:

(i) has parental responsibility for a qualifying child; or

(ii) is in receipt of a disabled worker element or severe disability element; or

(iii) is aged 60 years or over.

In above paragraphs:

(a) "qualifying child" means, in relation to a person in receipt of an allowance, income support or working tax credit, a child who ordinarily resides with that person and who

(i) is under the age of 16; or

(ii) is 16 or over but under the age of 20 and in full-time education (other than higher education within the meaning of section 579(1) of the Education Act 1996;

 

(b) "qualifying component" means

 

(i) child tax credit which includes a disability or severe disability element;

(ii) a disabled child premium;

(iii) a disability premium, enhanced disability premium or severe disability premium; or

(iv) a pensioner premium, higher pensioner premium or enhanced pensioner premium;

 

(c) - parental responsibility has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Children Act 1989

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