Do I Qualify for a Grant?



If your property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) has an A, B, or C rating, you will not qualify for an Eco Grant! But you will qualify for an ECO4+ Grant. Hopefully, this flowchart will make things a little clearer.

Below is a list of all qualifying benefits. Housing Benefit has been added to the list. However, all of the “allowances” have been removed.

Do I qualify for a grant? Here are a few important points to note.

  • The benefit must be registered at the address that is applying for the Grant.
  • The benefit can be received by anyone that is registered as living at the address e.g. a child of the homeowner.
  • If you own the property, your name must appear in a Land Registry search.
  • If you are a private tenant, your landlord will have to consent to the energy efficiency improvements being installed. Your landlord must be listed as an owner of the property at the Land Registry.

Here is the list of Qualifying Benefits.

  • Pension Credit 
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Universal Credit – No income threshold
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Tax Credits (including Working and Child Tax Credits) – No income threshold
  • Income Support 
  • Housing Benefit – NEW
  • Child Benefit/Family Allowance. Income Thresholds apply – see table below

These DWP Additional Benefits have been removed and do not qualify.

  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carers Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance

It is believed by Government, that those receiving Disability Living Allowance will qualify through LA Flex

These Ministry of Defence Allowances have been removed and do not qualify.

  • War Pension Mobility Supplement
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Armed Forces Independence Allowance
Do I qualify for a grant?

Do I qualify for a Grant if I get Child Benefit?

Yes, you would qualify for a grant if you claim Child Benefit and have an annual income no greater than the appropriate threshold.

The threshold varies between single people and couples, and depends on the number of children you have. See the table below. So, 2 adults with 2 children would have an income threshold of £32,300.

Number of children1 2 3 4
 1 adult household £19,900£24,800£29,600£34,500
 2 adult household £27,500£32,300£37,200£42,000
Child Benefit Qualification Matrix

If you do not qualify based on the benefits listed above, have a look at LA Flex which is another qualifying route.

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