How much grant is paid?
A maximum limit of £30,000 applies to all mandatory grants.
All disabled facilities grants (DFG) are means tested. The final approved amount of grant is determined by the income, capital and savings of you and your spouse or partner. The first £6,000 of your savings are disregarded and we take into account average weekly income and any savings above this amount.
If you are in receipt of benefits such as housing benefit, income support, income based employment support allowance or guaranteed pension credit, you may be entitled to a full grant.
The council can refuse a DFG if they believe that the scheme is not practical.
Grants can only be paid by providing appropriate invoices, safety certificates, warranties and completion notices. The grant is usually paid directly to the contractor.
Please note that DFGs cannot be paid retrospectively for work carried out prior to the assessment and application process.
Last updated: 24/10/2018 10:00