I’ve recently started to use a wheelchair almost full-time after a series of falls. An occupational therapist has recommended a Disabled Facilities Grant to fund the construction of internal and external ramps to aid mobility and getting around generally. I contacted my Local Authority who explained the Grant Application process and kicked things off by asking me to complete a ‘Provisional Test of Resources’ form - which I did. I received a reply telling me I need to pay more than £2000 towards the cost of the work - more than twice our savings (having just fully funded a walk-in shower). They explained that they had no discretion in the determination of the personal contribution which is set by Central Government. I asked if I could see the formula they use and was told it was too complicated for me to understand.
I’ve looked on Google but can’t find any reference to a formula - does anyone know how the council arrive at the grant applicant's contribution.