Disabled facilities grant

How much you will get

The amount paid is usually based on a financial assessment (a 'means test') of your average weekly income, and takes into account any savings, capital, investments etc.

See the means test requirements.

The means test is not required if the adaptation is for a disabled children under 19.

Means testing will take into account savings above a certain limit. Capital is included in the means test. The first £6,000 of savings is disregarded.

If you have a partner, your combined income will be assessed jointly.

A range of premiums and allowances are used for all essential outgoings, for example, rent / mortgage and personal expenditure.

Actual outgoings are not taken into consideration.

If you recieve benefits 

The following benefits will not be taken into account as income:

  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Other benefits assessed as earning less than £15,050 per year, will allow you to be eligible for a 100% grant. These include benefits such as:

  • Income Support
  • Universal Credit
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Based)
  • Income based jobseeker's Allowance
  • Working or Child Tax Credit

Receiving a disabled facilities grant will not affect any benefits you are currently receiving.

Depending on the outcome of the financial assessment, the amount of grant assistance offered can vary from 0 to 100% of the cost to provide the recommended adaptation.

The maximum amount of grant that a council is required to pay is £30,000 per application less any assessed contribution from you.