How would you have qualified?

There were two levels of the grant; HEES is for householders who are pregnant and in receipt of a MAT B1 certificate or families with children under 16. HEES Plus is for householders who are 60 and over, lone parents with children under 16 and persons who are receiving certain sickness or disability related benefits. All must be in receipt of the relevant benefits or allowances.

HEES (Grant of up to £2,000)

Householders who either had a child aged under 16 or are pregnant and have been given maternity certificate MAT B1 and are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit (with income less than £15,460)
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Child Tax Credit (with income less than £15,460)
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

HEES Plus (grant of up to £3,600)

Householders who are either aged 60 or over or are lone parent families with a child aged less than 16 years, and are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit
  • State Pension Credit
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance; or

Or householders who are disabled or chronically ill and are receiving one or more of the following benefits:

  • Income Support (which must include the Disability Premium)
  • Working Tax Credit (which must include the Disability Premium)
  • Housing Benefit (which must include the Disability Premium)
  • Council Tax Benefit (which must include the Disability Premium)
  • War Disablement Pension (which must include Constant Attendance Allowance or Mobility Supplement)
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (which must include Constant Attendance Allowance)
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Attendance Allowance

Or householders, claiming Child Benefit, with a child under 16, with the child receiving:

  • Disability Living Allowance

Householders living in Wales who are aged over 80 do not need to be in receipt of any benefits to automatically qualify for HEES Plus.

If you are aged 60 or over and you own your home, you may be eligible to claim up to £500 towards the cost of energy efficiency improvements, even if you are not in receipt of any benefits.