The Winter is well and truly on its way, were you having your breakfast and watching ‘Good Morning Britain’ from a chilly home that is costing more to heat than it should?
If so, you may have spotted Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis’ slot, where he delivered a fact more chilling than the current weather: Millions are missing out on up to £4.5k per year in Attendance Allowance, and access to funding for a warmer home because they aren’t claiming the finances they’re rightfully entitled to.
Worse still if you’re missing out on the money, you may also be missing out on a warm home that helps you save money whilst reducing environmental harm! Attendance Allowance is a financial benefit that entitles you to funding through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). This funding covers costs relating to energy saving upgrades such as Insulation and Heating, delivered by accredited installers, Thrift Energy.
If you’re state pension age or over and require assistance for physical or mental health – you could be eligible for Attendance Allowance, even if you’re not currently receiving the help or support that you need.
According to financial support charity ‘Turn2Us’, Attendance Allowance is designated to those with care needs, who need help with daily living and activities. They state:
”You may have care needs if you need help with activities of daily living, such as getting dressed, going to the toilet or having someone to look after you so you do not hurt yourself.
It could include help outside the home. It does not matter if no one actually gives this help, as long as you can show you need it.
You can have any type of disability or illness, including sight or hearing impairments, or mental health issues such as dementia or depression.”
Think you’re missing out? Check the full criteria for Attendance Allowance on www.gov.uk and apply for funding towards a warmer home here.
If you need help creating a warmer home and are concerned you can’t afford it – click here or call 0800 689 3415 and speak to our dedicated customer service line.