Disabled facilities grants are means tested to ensure that those in the most need get the most help.
Means testing considers the income and capital of the disabled person and his or her spouse or partner and takes into account:
- a person's average weekly or monthly income, including pensions and certain benefit payments
- any savings above a set amount.
Please note: benefits received because of the person's disability are not taken into account for means testing.
When you apply for a grant you will be asked to complete a financial assessment form. The level of grant you may receive will be based on the information you provide.
For more information and to get a financial assessment form contact the housing grants and special support team.
If you qualify for a grant, we will pay for the cost of the adaptations needed to your home up to a maximum of £30,000 inclusive of all fees, planning costs and VAT chargeable.