Free Boilers - Benefits

Free boilers are available for people on certain types of Government benefits.

Government boiler grants can be claimed via the ECO (Energy Companies Obligation). ECO is a scheme funded by the major energy companies in the UK and is designed to help low income families install energy-efficient boilers & home insulation.

Installing a high-efficiency boiler can mean huge a huge reduction in domestic gas bills and can save you £100’s each year. If you fall into any of the categories below you may qualify for a completely free boiler installation.


  • Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with an income of £15,860 or less)
  • Working Tax Credit (with an income of £15,860 or less)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income-Related Employment Support Allowance

If you receive Income Support, Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance or Income-Related Employment Support Allowance one extra condition must also apply from the following.

  • You have a child under 16
  • You have a child under 20 in full-time education (not university)
  • You get Child Tax Credit including a disability element
  • You get a Disabled Child Premium
  • You get a Disability Premium
  • You have a Pensioner Premium
  • You have a Work Related Activity or Support Component (With Income-Related Employment Support Allowance)

If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit one of the following must also apply:

  • You are 60 years of age or over
  • You have a child under 16
  • You have a child under 20 in full-time education (not university)
  • You have a Severe Disability Element
  • You have a Disabled Worker Element

Benefit Summary

If you claim either Pension Credit or Child Tax Credit you meet free boiler criteria (subject to boiler status and tenancy, home ownership status).

If you are in receipt of any of the other listed benefits you must have an additional qualifying component listed above.

The free boiler scheme is available for all home owners, private tenants & landlords in the UK, subject to qualification. Find out if you qualify for a free boiler here - free boiler grant qualification.

Free boiler grants 2016. Apply for a free boiler replacement grant via the Government ECO Boilers scheme or renew your existing gas boiler with a pay monthly gas boiler flexible credit plan.

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