Disabled facilities grant
A disabled facilities grant helps provide disabled adaptations in your home.
The minimum grant available is £1000 and the maximum grant available is £30,000.
The Disabled Facilities Grant is means tested (financial assessment) on the person with the disability and any spouse or partner. In the case of a child there is no means test.
Applicants receiving the following benefits will not need to be means tested:
- Income Support
- Income-related Employment Support Allowance
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Universal Credit
- Guaranteed Pension Credit
- Housing Benefit
- Working Tax Credit / Child Tax Credit with assessed income less than £15,050
An occupational therapy assessment is required to determine the adaptations required.
To be eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant the applicant must:
- Be aged 18 or over on the date of application (If the person with a disability is a child the applicant should normally be the parent or legal guardian)
- Be either the owner of the dwelling or be a tenant (including licensees) and be able to provide an Owner's Certificate or Tenant's Certificate. This will not necessarily be the disabled person for whom the works are required. A landlord may apply on behalf of a disabled tenant
- Satisfy a means test as prescribed by the Housing Renewal Grants Regulations 1996 (as amended), if the applicant is the disabled person, unless the application is being made on behalf of a child
- The adaptation must be for the benefit of a person who is 'disabled' within the criteria in section 100 of the Housing (Grants, Construction and Regeneration) Act 1996.
The grant is available throughout North Northamptonshire.
Please contact us for further information and to apply.
Last updated 24 November 2022