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Disability grant

Hi all my OT is pushing for a wet room and stair lift which would totally change my life. My question is does anyone know if we have to pay a contribution could it possibly be paid monthly or they after a lump sum
Thanks 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    a DFG is means tested and the income and savings of yourself and your partner will be taken into consideration. If you're claiming benefits like JSA/Income Support/ESA then these are not taken into consideration because that's classed as nil income.

    I've no idea how it would need to be paid for if you has to contribute towards the cost, there's no information regrading that on the internet, or at least i couldn't find anything.
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  • BoomBoomTootBoomBoomToot Member Posts: 17 Connected
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @BoomBoomToot, here is some information about equipment grants that you might find helpful!  

    Please do let us know how you get on and I hope it all works out. :)
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  • BoomBoomTootBoomBoomToot Member Posts: 17 Connected
    Well I've had a phone call this morning I'm so angry and upset and feel sooooooooo stupid for getting my hopes up once again they want 11 grand contribution if we had the sort of money we would wouldn't be asking for help... So life sucks 😭😭😭
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm sorry to hear that. I'm assuming you or your partner work or have some savings?
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  • BoomBoomTootBoomBoomToot Member Posts: 17 Connected
    Yeah my partner works... Wish we able to have savings then we wouldn't of asked them for help.... Oh well today is a new day 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Really sorry to hear this, I imagine this was not the news you had hoped for. 
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  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    Well I've had a phone call this morning I'm so angry and upset and feel sooooooooo stupid for getting my hopes up once again they want 11 grand contribution if we had the sort of money we would wouldn't be asking for help... So life sucks 😭😭😭
    OMG! My reaction is unprintable, as I am sooooo annoyed and flabbergasted for you!

    A few years ago, an OT said I was in urgent need of a wet room.....the council agreed to fund it. A year later, I rang to ask where I was on their list and was told number 161!!!!!!

    So we got a bank loan which we are still paying off for it!

    If you have no savings I feel you should challenge this.
  • BoomBoomTootBoomBoomToot Member Posts: 17 Connected
    @Chloe_Scope defo not the news we wanted as we are in desperate need of it nothing I can do I suppose 
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