you receive at least one of the following benefits:
Armed Forces Independence Payment
Child Benefit (number of children and income levels apply)
Constant Attendance Allowance
Disability Living Allowance
Pension Guarantee Credit
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
Personal Independence Payment
Severe Disablement Allowance
Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits)
Universal Credit (UC)
War Pensions Mobility Supplement
Under the Help to Heat criteria, you can live in a home that you own or privately rent.
Local Authority Flexible Eligibility
Councils can refer private households to suppliers for support.
We have published our local eligibility criteria specific to South Tyneside. This is set out in our Statement of Intent (SOI) below.
Using the eligibility criteria, suppliers submit a declaration to South Tyneside Council. We will assess this and confirm if the householders meet the eligibility criteria. The grant is at the discretion of the suppliers or their representatives and is subject to survey and available funding. A signed declaration does not guarantee financial assistance.
South Tyneside's eligibility criteria is based on:
where you live
the age of household occupants
those who have health conditions which are exacerbated by living in a cold home
Statement of Intent (SOI) - full eligibility criteria
For full details of South Tyneside Council's eligibility criteria, read the: