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    • Giantdaz74
    • By Giantdaz74 11th Jan 19, 9:12 PM
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    Boiler repair help
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    • 11th Jan 19, 9:12 PM
    Boiler repair help 11th Jan 19 at 9:12 PM
    Good evening and happy new year to all, i read a link that said if you are registered disabled there is somewhere you can get help with a boiler repair, me and my partner are both blue badge holders so i'm pretty sure we would be entitled to any help, question is does anyone know who/what/where offers emergency loans for repairs etc?

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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 11th Jan 19, 11:45 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 11:45 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 11:45 PM
    Hi,


    A blue badge isn't enough. For grants etc you'll either need to be claiming certain means tested benefits or have low income.



    There's schemes for free boilers but having already looked into these myself you do have to pay a contribution towards the cost. As far as i know there's no loans etc for boiler repairs.


    Do you claim any means tested benefits like ESA/UC or JSA? if so a loan could be possible from DWP but this will have to be repaid and it will depend on how long you've been claiming the benefit for.


    https://www.gov.uk/budgeting-help-benefits
    • Giantdaz74
    • By Giantdaz74 12th Jan 19, 3:31 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 3:31 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 3:31 PM
    Yes we get UC, i had seen a link while browsing but forgot to bookmark it and now can't find it !
    • venison
    • By venison 12th Jan 19, 8:31 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 8:31 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 8:31 PM
    We got a free boiler 18 months ago as we are on means tested benefits, it was a top of the range worcester combi and we didn't have to put a penny towards it, our olde boiler was only 7 years old but wasn't seen as efficient
    does this help?
    https://www.boilergrants.org.uk/#
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 13th Jan 19, 7:21 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 7:21 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 7:21 PM
    We got a free boiler 18 months ago as we are on means tested benefits, it was a top of the range worcester combi and we didn't have to put a penny towards it, our olde boiler was only 7 years old but wasn't seen as efficient
    does this help?
    https://www.boilergrants.org.uk/#
    Originally posted by venison
    I'm assuming you're not renting your home?
    • venison
    • By venison 13th Jan 19, 11:11 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 11:11 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 11:11 PM
    I'm assuming you're not renting your home?
    Originally posted by poppy12345
    No, didn't realise that made a difference?
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 13th Jan 19, 11:35 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 11:35 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 11:35 PM
    No, didn't realise that made a difference?
    Originally posted by venison
    Yes, because you would be claiming the "free boiler" on behalf of the landlord. I really need a new boiler in my home too but my landlord won't agree. It costs me a fortune to to put my heating on. Parts need replacing but you can't buy the parts anymore and it's more than 15 years old.


    I was contacted by a company about the free boiler scheme (details were given by my letting agency) i had a visit from them and they did a survey, took all my details and proof of benefits. Outcome was, it's not 100% free for my landlord and he would have to make a contribution of approximately 800. If i wasn't renting then it would have been a totally different story and i would have had the new boiler free of charge.



    Moral of the story......there's always a catch somewhere.
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