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Age Concern Grants – 27 Top Grants For Pensioners [2022]

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Age Concern –  Top 27 Grants For Pensioners [2022]

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Age Concern – What Grants Are Available For Pensioners ?

You have probably heard of the various Government grants over the years and wondered how you go about applying.

OAPs  are struggling with household costs, especially as energy bills which have gone through the roof this year.

The most popular grants that are available are Heating & Insulation Grants and Help to pay your energy bills.

We has been chartered with helping the whole UK get through the cost of living crisis and billions of £ worth of help has been made available.

This blog in partnership with Age Concern is to help you through the winter with lots of help & support from the Government.

 

Why Apply For A Government Grant ?

✅ There Is No Catch – We Guarantee it !

✅  If Your Application Is Accepted  Your Grant Is 100% FREE

✅ You Will Reduce Your Energy Bills By Up To £300 Per Year

✅   You Will Add Lots Of Value To Your Home

✅ The Scheme Has Limited Funding

 

How To Apply For A Government Grant ?

It actually is a very easy process and we will do our best to help you to apply for any grants you may be entitled to.

Simply click  the Apply Here button and fill in a short survey.

We will do the rest

 

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Heating & Insulation Grants For Pensioners

The most important age concern grant to help you with the cost of living are the various heating  & Insulation grants which are currently free of charge to Oaps on Pension Credit

Upgrading heating & insulation  will reduce your energy bills by up to 30%.

 

Age Concern Boiler Replacement Scheme For Over 60s

See below for details of the boiler scheme for over 60s.

 

  1. WARM FRONT GRANTS
  2. FREE BACK BOILER GRANTS
  3. FREE STORAGE HEATERS
  4. FREE CENTRAL HEATING –  FOR  OVER 70S
  5. FREE INSULATION
  6. FREE BOILER REPLACEMENT FOR PENSIONERS – Pensioners who are claiming Pension Credit are entitled to have a Free Boiler Replacement.
  7. FREE SOLAR PANELS
  8. FREE LANDLORD GRANTS
  9. WARM AIR HEATING GRANTS

 

10- Energy Bills Support Scheme

£400 help with energy bills for households in Great Britain from this October.This automatic, non-repayable discount will be applied in six instalments between October 2022 and March 2023 to help households through winter.There is no need to apply for the scheme and you will not be asked for your bank details.

Find out more information

11. Cost of Living Payment

Households on means tested benefits, including Universal Credit, Pension Credit and Tax Credits, will receive a payment of £650 this year, paid automatically in two instalments.

The first payment of £326 was made in summer. The second payment of £324 will be made by DWP to eligible customers between 8 and 23 November, and by HMRC between 23 and 30 November (to customers receiving tax credits only and no other eligible DWP benefits).

This is in addition to the £400 discount on energy bills.

Find out more information

 

12. The  Energy Price Guarantee

From 1st October, a new ‘Energy Price Guarantee’ will reduce the unit cost of electricity and gas for UK households. This is automatic and applies to all households. Beware of scams – there is no need to apply and you will never be asked for bank details.

This is in addition to the £400 energy bills discount for all households.

Find out more information

 

13. Warm Home Discount

The Warm Home Discount is a government scheme introduced in 2011  to help tackle fuel poverty and provide people with the financial help  needed to stay warm during the winter months

This autumn nearly three million low-income households are eligible for a £150 rebate on their winter electricity bills.

This one-off payment of £150 is just one of a number of schemes that can offer financial help during the colder months.

Please note that if you are living in a mobile or park home, there is a separate application process.

Warm Home Discount Helpline   0800 731 0214 or   Check with your energy supplier to see if you are eligible

 

14. Winter Fuel Payments

The Winter Fuel Payment was introduced in 1997 and is an annual tax-free heating allowance of between £100 and £300 made to those over pensionable age who may require assistance with their heating costs during the winter.

The payment  is usually credited to your electricity bill by your supplier, or you will receive a voucher to redeem if you’re a pay-as-you-go customer.

This winter, they will also receive an extra one-off £300 Pensioner Cost of Living Payment, which will be paid as an automatic top-up to the Winter Fuel Payment.

The winter fuel payment is not means-tested, which means you can still qualify if you’re working or claiming benefits.

Check if you’re eligible for the Winter Fuel Payment

 

15. Cold Weather Payments

The Cold Weather Payment is a winter fuel allowance granted by the government to those who meet the qualifying criteria.

If you’re eligible, you could be due a payment of £25 every time the average temperature in your area hits zero degrees celsius or below, for seven or more consecutive days between 1st November and 31st March.

Check if you’re eligible

16. Disability Cost of Living Payment

Individuals on disability benefits will receive a one-off £150 payment in September to help with extra costs, such as for specialist equipment or transport.

This is in addition to the £650 Cost of Living Payment for disabled people who also receive means tested benefits.

Check if you’re eligible for the Disability Cost of Living Payment

 

17 . Pensioner Cost of Living Payment

In the winter months pensioners can get between £100 and £300 to help pay heating bills.

This winter, they will also receive an extra one-off £300 Pensioner Cost of Living Payment, which will be paid as an automatic top-up to the Winter Fuel Payment.

Check if you’re eligible for the Pensioner Cost of Living Payment

 

18. 0% VAT On Energy Saving Materials

It will be cheaper for you to install energy saving materials such as thermal insulation or solar panels with 0% VAT for the next five years, helping to improve energy efficiency in your home and keep heating bills down.

Find ways to save energy in your home

 

19. Help For Pensioners On a Low Income

Please check if you are entitled to one or more benefits using our  BENEFITS CHECKER

We recommend that EVERYONE SHOULD MAKE AN APPLICATION with the DWP for possible entitlement to the benefit.

 

20 .Claim Pension Credit

You could be eligible for this pension top up

Pension Credit Helpline –     Telephone: 0800 99 1234

VISIT THIS SITE TO SEE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE   https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit-calculator

 

21 -Free Television Licence For Over 75s  ( Pension Credit Claimants Only)

When you are over 75 and in receipt of Pension Credit, you can get a free television licence.

TV licensing HELPLINE on 0300 790 6117.

 

22 -Council Tax Council Tax Support

Over 65s can apply for a Council Tax bill reduction if they are on certain means tested benefits/ low income.

Those on Guaranteed Pension Credit may qualify for up to 100% Council Tax Reduction -Contact Your Local Council For Information

 

23 -Free Bus Pass

The government’s free OAP bus pass provides elderly people with a pass that allows them to use the bus at designated times of the day.

Usually starts from 9.30 am.

Apply for your bus pass when you reach the female age of retirement, whether you are male or female.

 

24 – Free Prescription Charges & Free Sight Test

Everyone over the age of 60 in the UK is entitled to free prescriptions &  a free NHS sight test.

 

25-NHS Costs 

Over 60s on a means tested benefit may also get help with:

Call 0300 330 1343 for an application form.

 

26- Free Home Improvement Service

 

 

Many  local councils are now offering a free home improvement service / free advice  to the most vulnerable people in society to make much needed repairs to their property.

These will be people of good standing that have been vetted and approved by your Council.

This service is dedicated to helping over 60s , people with disabilities, and vulnerable people to live in their own homes safely and comfortably.

 

Home Improvements  can include:

  • Removing hazards from your home
  • Help with electrical work
  • Repairs to roofing
  • UPVC windows and doors replacement
  • Advice on fire alarms and security equipment
  • FREE GAS SAFETY CHECKS AND REPAIRS

Contact your local council for details.

27 – Home Improvement Grants For Disabled Pensioners

Disabled Facilities Grants

  • Disabled Facilities Grants can help meet the cost of making changes to your home so you or someone you live with can live safely and independently.

  • People of all ages and tenures can apply to their local council for a grant.

    Location England, Wales, Northern Ireland

    How much can you get From  -£1 to £36,000

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