?Please note that this scheme is now closed. There may be other schemes available in your area – please visit our guide to Boiler, Central Heating & Insulation Grants 2018 for more information.
If you are over 60 and don’t have a functioning boiler or central heating system, you may still qualify for a rebate, even if you aren’t eligible for a Warm Front Grant.
If you don’t qualify for a grant because you do not receive one of the listed benefits, you may be entitled to a £300 rebate instead. This rebate can be put towards the cost of installing or repairing a boiler or central heating. You are eligible for a rebate if you:
- own your own home or rent from a private landlord and
- are aged 60 or over and
- have no central heating or it is not working.
If you don’t qualify for a Warm Front grant, because you aren’t in receipt of relevant benefits, you may still be entitled to a £300 heating rebate under the Warm Front Scheme. To qualify you must own your own home or rent it from a private landlord, and be without a central heating system, or have one which doesn’t function. The £300 rebate must be used to help fund heating systems, condensing boilers or repairs, which must be carried out by an approved installer such as British Gas Boilers.
You can claim your rebate, by following these steps: –
- Receipt of Claim Form
You can apply for a rebate by ringing EAGA on 0800 316 2805. EAGA is a government approved company which administers the Warm Front Scheme. They will offer you a Benefit Entitlement Check to see whether you qualify for a Warm Front Grant. If you do not qualify, or you decline the check, you will be put forward for the Warm Front £300 Heating Rebate Scheme.
Receipt of Claim Form
When you receive your claim form or voucher, you will also receive a letter detailing the names of six registered installers working in your area. You will only be permitted to use installers who are registered with EAGA for the £300 Heating Rebate Scheme, and who are approved by Gas Safe, NICEIC or OFTEC.
Your letter and claim form/voucher will have a unique reference number, and you must use the original form in order to claim your rebate from the installer at the Billing stage. The claim form will be valid for three months, but you can reapply if it expires. However, your second application will not necessarily be successful, due to limited funds.
In order to arrange the necessary work, you will have to contact one or more registered installers directly to arrange a technical survey and obtain quotes. You will then have to agree a date for the work with your preferred installer.
When the work is complete, the installer will deduct the £300 rebate from the invoice. You will then have to give the signed claim form to the installer so that (s)he can claim the rebate from EAGA.
If you are unhappy with the work for any reason, you should arrange a solution with the installer. Do not hand over the signed claim form until you are satisfied that any defects have been remedied. EAGA will carry out checks on a number of installations to confirm that the job has been completed to the customer’s satisfaction.
If you have any queries during any stage, you can contact EAGA on freephone 0800 316 2805, or you can send them an email at: email@example.com.