How much grant could I qualify for?
Anyone who has a disability or someone living with them who has a disability and requires adaptations to their property can apply for Disabled Facilities Grant.
It is a ‘mandatory’ grant which means the law requires the right amount of grant to be provided to all qualifying applicants.
The amount of grant you are entitled to is worked out by taking the cost of the required works, assessing how much of this cost you should meet yourself through a means test, and then awarding a grant of up to £30,000 for the remainder of the costs.
The means test will require you to provide proof of your average weekly income and certain benefits, and to take account any savings above £6,000. Some benefits relating specifically to a person's disability will be ignored.
And if you are not the owner of the property, you will have to provide confirmation that that owner is happy for works to be carried out to their property.