Criteria to Qualify

Anyone in a household needs to be in receipt of the following benefits

  1. Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  2. Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  3. Working Tax Credit
  4. Child Tax Credits
  5. Universal Credit (UC)
  6. Housing Benefit (only for first-time central heating jobs)
  7. Pension Credit – guarantee or Savings Credit
  8. Child Benefit with certain income
Number of childrenSingle ClaimantCouple

Alterntive Criteria 1: If you don’t take any of those benefits, you can still get a grant under LA flex criteria as long as your household’s gross income is not more than £31,000 per year.

Alterntive Criteria 2: Identified by doctor or GP as low income and vulnerable, with an occupant whose health conditions may be impacted further by living in a cold home. These health conditions may be cardiovascular, respiratory, immunosuppressed, or limited mobility related.