Friday, 8 January 2010

Pensioners could lose £3,500 if they apply for boiler scrappage

Pensioners looking to take advantage of the scheme have been urged to check first if they are eligible for a Warm Front grant – or risk missing out on £3,500.
Pensioners and low-income households receiving benefits can apply for help purchasing and installing a new boiler under the Warm Front scheme, which could cover the cost in full.

If they apply for the scrappage scheme instead, they will forfeit their right to the Warm Front funding.
The maximum available under the Warm Front scheme is £3,500, which can help pay for loft insulation, draught-proofing and repairs to an existing heating system, as well as a new boiler.

If you receive income support, council tax benefit, housing benefit or pension credit you are advised to apply to the Warm Front scheme.

Grants are tiered according to needs and income and more information is available at If your application to the Warm Front scheme is unsuccessful, you can still apply for the boiler scrappage scheme.

The £400 scrappage vouchers will be sent out from January 18 and applications can be made by calling 0800 512012 or emailing with your contact details and current boiler make and model.

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