First of all I’m not poor, I’m not in receipt of any means tested benefit, nor am I wealthy. We own our own home, well most of it with a mortgage, the bank owning the rest.I now need ramp and level entry, and I’ve had a visit from the OT who confirms this. I’ve now also been means tested. This has taken since April last year, however that’s another issue.
i have one quote and one estimate for the work which is going to cost over £4,000. I don’t have £4,000 in savings, but I have a good credit rating so I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to borrow it.
Someone suggested that the MS Society might make a contribution, I thought maybe they might help out with a few hundred, so I rang them. Naturally they want to see the estimates/quotes and the OT report and the refusal of funding for Disabled Facilities Grant. The letter informing me of the latter informs me that my “notional contribution assessed from the financial details you supplied…was £92,966” and this would be the amount I would have to contribute before any grant funding would become available.
The only way we can lay our hands on that kind of money would be to sell the bungalow. Where on earth does that figure come from?
Hell if I had that kind of money I wouldn’t be asking for help. Presumably the MS Society will also say I don’t qualify either.