The government is concerned about those who cannot afford to contribute to the scheme so they have announced a low-income voucher worth £10,000 without any need for the homeowner to contribute.

If there is anyone in your household who may be entitled to one of the following benefits, you may be eligible to apply for this voucher:

  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-Based Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit
  • Pension Guarantee Credit (excluding Pension Savings Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits
  • Contribution-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Contribution-Based Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Housing Benefit

Local authorities can apply to use the scheme to support households with an income of less than £30,000.