Many pensioners and elderly people can still get a free boiler via the Government replacement gas boiler scheme.
Although the free boiler scheme does not provide gas boiler replacements free of charge for all people who are over 70 (as did the old free insulation scheme), many elderly people and pensioners can still qualify for a free boiler replacement.
Elderly People who claim Pension Credit can claim for a free boiler via the ECO free boiler scheme
Over 60’s on Working Tax Credits - If you are over 60 years of age and in receipt of Working Tax Credits you can also claim for a free boiler.
The free boiler scheme is subject to qualification and is for home owners and private tenants in England, Scotland & Wales who’s existing gas central heating boiler is not the condensing gas type of boiler or who’s boiler is broken.