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Disabled Facilities Grant Means Test Calculator

Financial means testing

Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) are awarded through financial means testing. This is where we look at the income, assets and savings of the disabled person, their spouse or partner. 

Please note, depending on your circumstances, you may need to contribute toward the cost of any works that are not covered by the grant. This payment is made directly to the contractor. 

If the DFG is for a child under 19, and you receive Child Benefit for that child, you will not need to make any contribution.

If you receive one of the following benefits, you may qualify for full grant funding for any approved adaptive works:

  • Income related Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income related Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Income Support
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit, with an annual income of less than £15,050
  • Universal Credit
  • Council Tax Support

The maximum amount of grant that we could award is £30,000, including any relevant professional fees. You will only receive as much as is necessary to adapt your home to your needs.

To see whether you will be required to pay a contribution or not and for an estimate of the amount you will be required to pay if applicable, click:

 DISABLED FACILITIES GRANT Self Assessment Estimation Form

Upon completion of the estimation form, you will receive an email advising you whether you are required to make a contribution and if so, the estimated amount.

If you are happy to proceed with your application based on the estimate provided, you will then be required to contact Lincolnshire County Council Social Services (LCCSS) to help with assessing your needs in order for you to remain in your home*. Please contact them on 01522 782155.  Their office hours are Monday to Friday from 8am until 6pm.  If you are unable to complete the online self-assessment estimation form, please contact LCCSS for further advice and information. 

*The assessment may include an Occupational Therapist visiting your home.  Click the link for further details Lincolnshire County Council Occupational Therapy (opens new tab) 

After an assessment has been completed by an Occupational Therapist, an application will be submitted and you will be required to provide proof of your income, assets and savings and that of your spouse or partner.  This will allow us to check the information you provided on the estimation form.  Depending on the information you provided and the proof you subsequently submit, there may be a change in the contribution (if any) required.  You will be notified of this and have the opportunity to proceed or withdraw the application.

For further information regarding Disabled Facilities Grants click the link to our Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) page.