LA FLEX Local Authority Flexible Eligibility
This new mechanism, also known as “flexible eligibility”, allows LAs to make declarations determining that certain households meet the eligibility criteria for a measure under the Affordable Warmth element of ECO.Under the ECO scheme extension, energy suppliers will be able to achieve up to 25% of their Affordable Warmth obligation by installing energy saving measures in households declared eligible by Las
No means tested benefits are required for Flex it is based on the property and the householder.
Local Authorities can set their own criteria to decide who should qualify for a boiler grant or storage heater grant under the ECO Flex Grants scheme but four aspects are considered:
Every different LA chooses the qualifying criteria based on several factors.
Property Type – Old inefficient and hard to heat properties an example being a stone built house may be hard to heat and can become unhealthy and damp if incorrectly heated.
Properties with an EPC rating of E, F or G
Fuel poverty, Fuel poverty is generally accepted as the need to spend more than 10% of your income to heat your home to an acceptable level or as asked by some LAs, If you were to properly heat your home, would you spend more than 10% of your income.
Health issues, below are some of the qualifying health issues that a number of LAs will allow to qualify
If you have applied in the past with no success you may be accepted now as the qualifying criteria was changed dramatically at the beginning of the year (2017) to help more households pass for free funding.