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2. Eligibility Criteria

Route 1: EPC rated D-G owner-occupied households and private rented sector E- G households with an income less than £31,000. This cap applies irrespective of the property size, composition, or region and is from all sources of income, including both non means tested and means tested benefits

Route 2: EPC Rated homes E-G for owner-occupied households and private rented sector households that meet a combination of two of the following proxies:

Proxy 1)* Homes in England in Lower-layer Super Output Area 1-3 (LSOA). Check your postcode on our map to see if your property is eligible.

Proxy 2) Householders receiving a Council Tax rebate (rebates based on low income only, excludes single person rebate).

Proxy 3)* Householders vulnerable to living in a cold home as identified in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance. Only one from the list can be used.

Proxy 4) A householder receiving free school meals due to low-income.

Proxy 5) Currently not applicable.

Proxy 6) A household referred to the Local Authority for support by their energy supplier or Citizen's Advice or Citizen’s Advice Scotland, because they have been identified as struggling to pay their electricity and gas bills.

* Note proxies 1 and 3 cannot be used together.

Route 3: EPC Rating D-G for owner-occupiers and EPC rating E- G for private renters identified by their doctor or GP as low- income and vulnerable, with a health condition that may be impacted further by living in a cold home. These health conditions may be cardiovascular, respiratory, immunosuppressed, or limited mobility related.

This is because the Council has identified a positive correlation between households who suffer from long-term health conditions and living off a low-income, with living in poorly insulated homes.

Route 4: Currently not applicable