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    new boiler 77 year old

    An elderly relative is 77 she lives alone and has carers come in, she has some savings, so likely not to be getting hand outs at all from the government. She pays for her own carers and owns her home. She has many health issues and the heat is needed come winter, the boiler needs replacing urgently. I wondered if there was any schemes which could help her with the cost of a new boiler as someone quoting £3k.

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    Edited by: "AStonedRaichu" 1st Nov 2016

    Original Poster

    Does anyone know someone who has recieved a new boiler for free as part of the government scheme?

    moneysavingexpert.com/uti…ion

    ageuk.org.uk/mon…ry/

    Check out the age concern to get a recommended tradesman

    I am 66 get my state pension and a small works pension applied and got new central heating system as I get a small council tax discount Only took 3 weeks from applying till installation Apply I did you dnt get if you dnt try

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    many gas supplier have to give give few boiler and or insulation for free. I got mine from British gas, took around 5 months which is normal.
    some criteria are, your boiler need to be over 8 -10 years old, your annual income needs to be 16k, or get pension credit or get tax credits and so on.

    Contact as follows:-

    Energy Saving Advice Service.
    Telephone: 0300 123 1234
    Email: [email protected]est.org.uk
    Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm, Saturday, 10am to 2pm
    Calls to this number can cost up to 12p a minute from a landline, or between 3p and 45p a minute from a mobile (your phone supplier can tell you how much you’ll pay).

    Also answer the questions on this gov web page and it can check eligibility for grants:-
    Home > Housing and local services > Household energy > Find energy grants and ways to improve your energy efficiency

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    All of the above but in the meantime buy a couple of oil filled electric radiators to heat the house while it gets sorted x

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    Edited by: "YouDontWantToKnow" 1st Nov 2016

    I thought you needed a new boiler as yours is 77 years old! :D:D:D

    3k is someone trying rip them off unless it's a massive property just a simple replacement shouldn't be over 1200/1300 pounds say for a half decent worsted Bosch with around 5 years warranty fitted upto around 32kw or even 34kw one. get few more qoutes. but if they are entitled to a grant they do them quite fast these days with 3to4 weeks speak to a few differnet companies in ur area who do them and one of them will be able do it faster than others as they need beat each other to get the money for it so u could say to them the fastest gets the job

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    Angel_Of_The_North

    I thought you needed a new boiler as yours is 77 years old! :D:D:D


    lol

    sofiasar

    many gas supplier have to give give few boiler and or insulation for … many gas supplier have to give give few boiler and or insulation for free. I got mine from British gas, took around 5 months which is normal. some criteria are, your boiler need to be over 8 -10 years old, your annual income needs to be 16k, or get pension credit or get tax credits and so on.


    Please stop spouting all this incorrect nonsense

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    chocci

    Please stop spouting all this incorrect nonsense



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    sofiasar

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    Please stop blowing kisses at me. Instead, back up your nonsense that anyone earning less than 16k with a 10 year old boiler can get a free one.

    chocci

    Please stop blowing kisses at me. Instead, back up your nonsense that … Please stop blowing kisses at me. Instead, back up your nonsense that anyone earning less than 16k with a 10 year old boiler can get a free one.



    boilergrants.co.uk/10-…ts/

    Scheme has been in existence for a number of years.

    Not 'nonsense'


    Gollywood

    https://www.boilergrants.co.uk/10-things-you-should-know-about-boiler-grants/Scheme has been in existence for a number of years.Not 'nonsense'


    You need to be on some kind of benefits; not just earn below 16k like she said.

    The free boiler scheme isn’t open to everyone unfortunately. You have to be on benefits to apply and the criteria is very strict.
    Edited by: "chocci" 1st Nov 2016

    chocci

    You need to be on some kind of benefits; not just earn below 16k like she … You need to be on some kind of benefits; not just earn below 16k like she said. The free boiler scheme isn’t open to everyone unfortunately. You have to be on benefits to apply and the criteria is very strict.



    ​If you are earning less than £16k as a household then you should be getting Council Tax Benefit and/or other supplementary benefits or assistance - thus qualifying you for this scheme.
    Edited by: "Gollywood" 1st Nov 2016

    Gollywood

    ​If you are earning less than £16k as a household then you should be ge … ​If you are earning less than £16k as a household then you should be getting Council Tax Benefit and/or other supplementary benefits or assistance - thus qualifying you for this scheme.


    A person earning 15k wouldn't get any benefits except maybe working tax credit which doesn't qualify for a free boiler

    Then again, sofiasar seems to know everything about claiming and benefits......

    chocci

    A person earning 15k wouldn't get any benefits except maybe working tax … A person earning 15k wouldn't get any benefits except maybe working tax credit which doesn't qualify for a free boiler Then again, sofiasar seems to know everything about claiming and benefits......



    ​But you seem to disputing others which suggests you also know a bit about it?

    Oh well, not my problem...

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    chocci

    You have to be on benefits to apply and the criteria is very strict.[/i]



    Incorrect. Every energy supplier has to make targets. If they are missing targets the rules are flexible.
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