Claim for First Time Central Heating grant - Universal Credit

First Time Central Heating Grant on Universal Credit

Universal Credit is now replacing the following benefits and in time all will be phased out leaving just the Universal Credit:- Child Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Working Tax Credit. Therefore, you should double check your benefits paperwork before proceeding with government First Time Central Heating scheme 2021.

From the 1st October 2018 the Government has removed any caps on your household’s income allowing almost everyone in the receipt of Universal Credit to claim a First Time Central Heating grant without delay. You might be asked to provide a proof of your benefits – Claim now!

Universal Credit is normally a standard allowance of £251.77 for 1 adult and can be £498.89 for 2 adults. Other additional elements may apply.


The number of people on Universal Credit has almost doubled since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, from 3 million in March to 5.7 million in October, and recipients can struggle to access food and help. It is our aim to provide essential support this winter to vulnerable and less fortunate. One of the resources available to claimants of Government benefits is ECO grants. Claim today your Government Grant for free central heating.

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