As part of the government's Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme, many people can now qualify for free loft insulation on benefits. This means you can get a grant, or even the entire cost of replacing or fitting insulation in your home.
Insulation grants for people on benefits are designed to cover the following:
- Cavity wall insulation.
- Internal wall insulation.
- Loft insulation.
- Insulation for roof or attic rooms.
Effective insulation can help you retain more of the heat in your home, instead of it disappearing through uninsulated walls, or out through the top of your house. And that means you can save a lot of money on your annual heating bills.
Up to 35% of heat can escape through your walls. Up to 25% can escape through your roof, so you can already see the kinds of savings you can make. If you're on a low income, or on benefits, make sure you take advantage of the ECO scheme.
Free loft insulation on benefits
Many people who own their own home or privately rent a property can qualify - just fill in our simple form and we'll be able to let you know if you're eligible for free loft insulation or any other insulation grants on benefits. When we've received your application, we'll get one of our friendly customer service team to contact you promptly. They'll be able to tell you if you're eligible for one of the insulation grants and talk you through the application process.
Funding for insulation grants on benefits
The ECO scheme puts a legal obligation on larger energy companies including the so-called “Big Six” to help meet their targets of improving fuel efficiency.
As it's a government initiative aimed at helping people on benefits and low incomes save money, there is absolutely no charge to apply for the grants under the ECO scheme. The scheme reaches out to anyone who might find it hard to heat their homes. So we do recommend you fill in the form and apply today if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
- Income-Related Employment Support Allowance
- Universal credit
- You are permanently resident in England, Scotland or Wales.
Apply for insulation grants on benefits
You'll need some paperwork detailing your income-related benefits to confirm your eligibility, but for now, all you need to do is fill in the form.
Once everything is confirmed, the ECO scheme approved company assigned will send a qualified surveyor to take a closer look at your property so that they can recommend the right type of insulation for your home.
The ongoing benefits of home insulation
Your new, heat-efficient home will start saving you money straightaway. You will find that your house stays warmer and requires a lot less heating in the winter.
Please do take advantage of the ECO scheme while you can. It won't be around for ever, so fill in the form and find out if you qualify for free insulation...