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Hi, please I need help with understanding disabled facilities grant

Jucihart
Jucihart Member Posts: 2 Listener

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,322 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community Feel free to join in or ask any questions 

    Hope to see you around 
  • Jucihart
    Jucihart Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Please I do need help with understanding Disabled Facilities Grant - I just did an assessment and was told I didnt qualify because my contribution is more than the grant. From their assessment, I am expected to contribute £39,000, meanwhile my annual income is £27 and savings is £1500. The adaptation required is less than the maximum grant of £30,000. I do not understand how I am expected to contribute £39k with annual income of £27k. Pls help
  • Jucihart
    Jucihart Member Posts: 2 Listener
    edited July 2021
    Hi all, Please I do need help with understanding Disabled Facilities Grant - I just did an assessment and was told I didnt qualify because my contribution is more than the grant. From their assessment, I am expected to contribute £39,000, meanwhile my annual income is £27 and savings is £1500. The adaptation required is less than the maximum grant of £30,000. I do not understand how I am expected to contribute £39k with annual income of £27k. Pls help
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,477 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Jucihart - & welcome to the community. Scope has some info on a DFG, which does say that it's means tested for adults: https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/disabled-facilities-grant-home-adaptations/
    However, the government's website does say you can appeal this: https://www.gov.uk/disabled-facilities-grants/how-to-claim
    I hope that may help you, but others may have more ideas.
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 7,436 Scope online community team
    Hello @Jucihart

    Welcome to the community, it's super to see you join us and I hope you are enjoying the warm weather. 

    The disabled facilities grant isn't always easy to understand, but I hope the links provided above will help to clear up your confusion. 

    Just to let you know, I have edited the title of your post somewhat to make it clearer for other members to understand the subject and question.
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