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Disabled Facilities Grants - Who does it help?

If you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and you have disabilities, you may be able to get a Disabled Facilities Grant from your local authority for work to your home so you can live an independent life.

Who does it help?

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you can get a Disabled Facilities Grant for things like making it easier to get in and out of your home, for example, by widening doors or providing ramps or for providing suitable bathroom or kitchen facilities.

A local authority must give you a disabled facilities grant if you meet the conditions for getting one. You can apply if you are an owner-occupier or a tenant.

If you are a tenant, you have to check that you are the one responsible for doing the work. If your landlord is responsible for doing the work, you will not be able to get a grant but your landlord may be able to apply for a grant instead.

There is a maximum amount of money you can get. How much you get depends on your household income and household savings over £6000.

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