Under the Government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, Local Authorities now have the flexibility to define eligible households at risk of fuel poverty and beyond. The Local Authority Eligibility Flexibility (LA Flex) offers two main categories of eligibility: fuel poor households on low income without ECO eligible benefits, and low-income households vulnerable to the impact of cold homes.
Eligibility criteria for grants
- Health conditions such as heart, mobility or other conditions
- Being vulnerable
- Having a household income less than £31,000 per year
- Claiming benefits