Free Loft & Cavity Wall Insulation is for anyone aged 70 or above in receipt of a qualifying benefit. Pension Credit, which is a top-up to the ordinary state pension is a common benefit received by those over 70.
The grants are part of the Government's Energy Company Obligation (ECO). This scheme was created to reduce carbon emissions in domestic households in fuel poverty and for properties classed as hard-to-treat.
Grants for Loft and Cavity Insulation can also be claimed by those over 70 if they live in an area of the UK where incomes are generally low and a large number of people live in fuel poverty. If you do not receive a benefit, our form will tell you if you qualify to have insulation installed free of charge.
For those aged over 70 who live in a property with solid walls, free External Wall Insulation grants can be claimed if the property's main heating source is solid fuel or electricty. Otherwise a grant of up to 50% can be claimed.
Even if you do not qualify for a 100% Grant, EnergyLink can still arrange a free survey and quotation from an accredited local installer.
Over 70s Criteria
As with all ECO Grants, you must own the property or rent from a private landlord. To be entitled to Free Loft & Cavity Insulation, you must also receive a benefit that qualifies under the ECO scheme or be living in an area of high fuel poverty. You will not qualify for a grant purely because of your age, as was the case with previous schemes.
Over 70s living in solid wall properties can also receive free External Wall Insulation if the main heating type is electricty or solid fuel, regardless of benefits or area.
How It Works
Simply complete our online application form. Providing you are entitled to a grant, one of our approved installers will carry out a free, no-obligation survey. The surveyor will verify the suitability of your property and confirm your entitlement to a grant. The installer will then complete the work and claim the grant afterwards on your behalf.
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