Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1039, 1046)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

1039. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if a grant is available for a boiler to be fitted for a person (details supplied). [13735/19]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

1046. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if a grant is available for a boiler to be fitted in the case of a person (details supplied). [13790/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1039 and 1046 together.

The SEAI operates a number of energy efficiency upgrade schemes on behalf of my Department. These schemes range from partial grants for individuals that can afford to contribute to the cost of upgrades to free energy efficiency improvements for people who are in receipt of certain welfare payments; grants are, however, no longer paid for fossil fuel boilers. Information on these schemes are available from the SEAI on 1850 250 204 or their website at https://www.seai.ie/grants/home-energy-grants/heating-upgrade-grants/

In addition to potential SEAI scheme assistance, the Deputy may wish to contact the relevant Local Authority and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to ascertain whether the individual concerned is eligible for other supports.