Check if you're eligible for AWARM Plus

AWARM Plus can help you stay healthy, safe and warm at home - find out more about AWARM Plus.

To be eligible for AWARM Plus you need to meet one of the following requirements:

  • Low income - in receipt of income related benefits or an income lower than the relevant threshold after paying mortgage or rent (see tables below) and;

  • High energy costs - inadequate insulation or inefficient heating or energy bills of more than £1,400 per year if the property was heated adequately) OR;
  • Health condition/circumstances that are affected by living in a cold damp home, including:
    • Mental or physical health condition caused or exacerbated by living in a cold home
    • Living with a disability
    • A person over 70 years of age
    • A person who is under five years of age
    • Pregnancy
    • A terminal illness
    • Suppressed immune systems e.g. from cancer treatment or HIV
    • Someone who is in and out of homelessness
    • A person with addictions
    • Someone who has attended hospital due to a fall
    • A recent immigrant, asylum seeker or refugee (if living in private tenure).

Qualifying benefits

You may be eligible for AWARM Plus if you: 

1. Receive one of the following benefits:

  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit Element
  • Income-related employment and support allowance (ESA)
  • Income-based jobseeker’s allowance (JSA)
  • Income support
  • Working and Child Tax Credits
  • Universal Credit

2. Or receive Child Benefit

However, this is on the condition that the claimant’s annual income from all sources does not exceed the amount set out in the table below:

Number of qualifying children the claimant is responsible for
  1 24
Single claimant  £18,000  £23,000  £27,500  £32,000
Couple  £25,500  £30,000  £34,500  £39,000

3. Or receive one of the newly introduced benefits:

  • Armed forces independence payment
  • Attendance allowance
  • Carer’s allowance
  • Disability living allowance
  • Severe disablement allowance
  • War pensions mobility supplement
  • Industrial injuries disablement benefit
  • Personal independence payment
  • Constant attendance allowance

Qualifying income thresholds

If your income is lower than the relevant threshold after paying mortgage or rent, you may be eligible for AWARM Plus.

Income thresholds
Household Maximum disposable annual household income (after deducting tax, mortgage / rent and Council Tax
1 adult  £9,300 
and 1 child £12,200 
and 2 child  £15,000 
and 3 child £18,000 
and 4 or more children £21,000 
2 adults  £15,200 
and 1 child  £18,200 
and 1 child £21,100
and 1 child  £24,100 
and 4 or more children  £26,800 

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