The maintenance repair assistance is a non-repayable grant available for homeowners over the age of 60 to help finance essential repairs to their property.
The Maintenance Repair Assistance grant is available for individuals over the age of 60 who have owned and occupied their property for a minimum of 5 years. Grant assistance is available for essential repairs in excess of £500 with the maximum grant amount being £4000 (£6500 in exceptional circumstances). Common works that are eligible for assistance include general repairs to roofs, electrics, windows, doors, rendering etc.
In order to apply for the grant, the applicant must be:
- Over the age of 60.
- Have owned and occupied the property for a minimum of 5 years.
- The property in question must be more than 10 years old.
- You must have less than £10,000 in savings.
Will I need to pay a contribution?
Applicants are subject to a means test, the amount of grant assistance available will depend on the means test calculation. Applicants with a means test contribution in excess of £1,000 would not be eligible.
If you receive any of the following benefits you will not be means tested:
- Income Support
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income Based Employment & Support Allowance
- Council Tax Reduction
- Pension Credit Guarantee
- Universal Credit or Tax Credit with an assessed income of less than £15,050
Please contact the Housing Grant Team with the below contact details in order for your eligibility to be assessed and you’ll then be asked to complete an application form.