Changes to the warmfront scheme.

sbolam
sbolam Member Posts: 374
edited 29. Sep 2012, 02:52 in Living with Arthritis archive
Thought this maybe of help to some folks.


for FREE heating and insulation improvements up to £3,500

The scheme is targeted at people on certain income-related benefits and living in properties that are poorly insulated and/or do not have a working central heating system.

The Warm Front scheme is only available in England. Other schemes are available in the rest of the UK (see ‘More useful links’)

Benefits and financial support

From 12 September 2012 the eligibility criteria for Warm Front changed. All applications made from this date will be assessed against the qualifying criteria below. To qualify for Warm Front an applicant must live in their own home or rent privately and be in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

1. Pension Credit
•Guaranteed Credit or Savings Credit

2. Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance and have any of the following:
•parental responsibility for a child under 16 who ordinarily resides with that person. (16 or over but under 20 and in full time education)
•Child Tax Credit (which must include a disability or severe disability element for a child or young person)
•Disabled Child Premium
•Disability Premium (enhanced disability or severe disability element premium)
•Pensioner Premium (higher pensioner premium or enhanced pensioner premium)

3. Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA IR) that includes a work related activity or support component.

4. Child Tax Credit and has an income of £15,860 or less.

5. Working Tax Credit and has an income of £15,860 or less and have any of the following:
•parental responsibility for a child under 16 who ordinarily resides with that person. (16 or over but under 20 and in full time education)
•disabled worker element
•severe disability element
•are aged 60 years or over

Comments

  • pinkbritishstars
    pinkbritishstars Member Posts: 731
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks for posting this. That's a bit rubbish that it doesn't include esa.

    Pink x
  • sbolam
    sbolam Member Posts: 374
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    it does include ESA but only for those in the Wrag or the support group

    stephen.
  • numptynora
    numptynora Member Posts: 782
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I know I'm a bit thick but what is ESA? there are so many abbreviations I get confused :?
  • sbolam
    sbolam Member Posts: 374
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi ESA means Employment suppodt allowance it has replaced incapacity benefit.

    Stephen

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