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Is Your Property Eligible for Government’s Cavity Wall Insulation Grants?

Press release February 1, 2011 Homes & Gardens

Cavity wall insulation grants are freely available now to relieve UK households from the loss of energy and money due to loss of heat.


Cavity wall insulation grants are freely available now to relieve UK households from the loss of energy and money due to loss of heat. The government has come up with these initiatives as part of their plan to reduce fuel poverty and reduce threats of global warming. These insulation grants are there to help poor UK house owners with either the partial or full amount of the estimated costs of insulating their houses. But, there are some conditions mandatory to be fulfilled by each household to qualify for the government’s cavity wall insulation grants. The minimum share of costs a household can be sponsored with insulation grants is 50% when the applicant can prove his/her ownership of the property. In order to take advantage of fully free cavity wall insulation the homeowners need to show they are the recipient of a disabled pension or scheme, which is evidence of their financial adversity and incapability of incurring cavity wall insulation costs.

According to the cavity wall insulation grants scheme, UK households are required to meet the essential conditions to get grants to cover the full amount of estimated insulation costs. The key points include –

  1. If the homeowner is aged 70 or above, then they are most likely to obtain 100% cavity wall insulation grants.
  2. After you have proven you are 70 or over, you need to show your earnings do not exceed £15,460.
  3. Also with income level, if you are entitled to a low income or disabled pension, allowance or benefit such as the Council Tax Benefit (however, student exemption and single person's discount do not qualify), Attendance Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit, Disability Living Allowance, Disabled Persons Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance, Pension Credit, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, War Disablement Pension etc.

According to the scheme of cavity wall insulation grants, local power firms and insulation suppliers too can provide grants assistance to low income households of the UK. If they are offering 50% of the costs of cavity wall insulation, they can sanction the grants in spite of verifying the income status of homeowners. Another important part of the cavity wall insulation grants scheme of the government is extending benefits of up to £2,700 for installing new central heating boilers. For this, applicants need to be a minimum 70 years of age.

Contact and enquire about your eligibility and if you are then get ready to receive that cavity wall insulation grant to insulate your home and start saving money.


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