Or so the guy from the loft company who came today to assess our insulation said. I have to provide dd2's NI number, and they apply for a grant and insulate the roof void - hopefully. Anyone interested?
I know thats what it says, but i rang up and enquired about getting some work done. They sent someone round, and all he wanted was proof of the DLA itself - didnt care whose name was on it. He barely even looked at it, just looked to make sure the adress was right.
I think its worth having an assessor round, and if he/she doesnt mention it, then kinda be lenient with the whole truth.
There are lots on here who have had work done thru their childs DLA (and BTW NO-ONE asked me if it was a childs DLA, they just asked if the household was in receipt of DLA) and there have been no comebacks. We had the work done 2yrs ago and no-one has ever checked up on us.
The company doing ours have said that they have to do 4 paying households then one grant-aided one, and they took my daughters' NI number and have rung me since and said its fine. She gets higher rate care and mobility DLA and a council tax reduction. They apply for the grant, not us.
They're coming on Thursday if my dd2 is not still ill.
I got free loft insulation and cavity wall. I had one with DLA at the time of applying. I now have two on DLA (I'm not collecting them honest!). All I had to give was my NI number. No one asked to see any documentation even though I offered the DLA letter. It's the govt that fund it so I can't see why it should vary from area to area.
Warning - the cavity wall insulation thingy is very very noisy and very dusty - particularly outside while it is happening. If you have noise sensitive children or any with asthma I'd keep em out of the way for the day. The loft stuff was really quick - only took an hour and hour loft is big.
Well we had the assessor round today and we got the grant. He asked to see the DLA and carers letters then took my NI number and that was it. We get the full grant to do the loft, cavity walls, boiler, anything we need basically and the grant runs out in 2011. Definately worth applying!