These allowances may be paid to tenants who are required to carry out internal redecoration following rehabilitation/improvement schemes and routine repairs.
Higher rate of redecoration allowance
To qualify for the higher rate of redecoration allowance all of the following criteria must be satisfied:
- there must be no community-based schemes operating in the area to carry out the redecoration work
- the applicant must be in financial hardship. i.e. in receipt of a means tested benefit (eg Housing Benefit, Income Support, etc)
- there is no other able bodied person between 18 and 59 years of age residing in the property (ie a person able to carry out the work on behalf of the tenant)
- the tenant is considered unable to carry out the work himself or herself ie be 60 years old or over (male or female), and/or have a disability
A person will be deemed to be disabled if he/she is in receipt of a disability linked benefit.
The scales of allowances are:
|Lower rate £||Higher rate £|
|Each other bedroom||56||141|
|Hall, staircase and landing||62||251|
The maximum amount that may be claimed is £770.