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hi..can anyone tell me please do you have to be in receipt of dla for your child(we have put a claim in but havent had the result yet) to claim a grant from the Family Fund and what income do you count for the earnings threshhold...for eample is it earnings plus benefits..how does it work...also my hubby is self employed ...so havent got wage slips and wondered how i could prove his earnings as this is his first year of self employment...thx for any info
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Usually would ask for proof of earnings via self assesment.
Did he start after January?
Otherwise he would have last years tax return to use Smile

In regards to the application it states:

To meet the Family Fund definition of severe disability, children and young people must have additional complex needs, or have a serious or life threatening illness.

AND
There must be evidence that the child’s additional needs impact on family’s choices and their opportunity to enjoy ordinary life; and the degree of planning and support required to meet their needs is much greater than that usually required to meet the needs of children and young people.

AND
They must require a high level of support in three or more of the following areas:

•The physical environment
•Education
•Communication
•Access to social activities
•Personal care, supervision and vigilance
•Specialist resources, including Information and Communications Technology, required
•Medical or therapeutic treatment and condition management

If this is your first application to the Fund, we will need to confirm you and your child meet all the eligibility criteria.

We do this in a number ways, depending on your circumstances including:

•Written confirmation of your family’s income, such as payslips or letters confirming benefits from the Department of Work and Pensions
•Written confirmation of your child’s Disability Living Allowance award
•A home visit or phone-based assessment by a Family Fund Adviser


The income they take into account is the total household income including benefits.
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(03-25-2010, 05:55 PM)Daniel Wrote: Usually would ask for proof of earnings via self assesment.
Did he start after January?
Otherwise he would have last years tax return to use Smile

In regards to the application it states:

To meet the Family Fund definition of severe disability, children and young people must have additional complex needs, or have a serious or life threatening illness.

AND
There must be evidence that the child’s additional needs impact on family’s choices and their opportunity to enjoy ordinary life; and the degree of planning and support required to meet their needs is much greater than that usually required to meet the needs of children and young people.

AND
They must require a high level of support in three or more of the following areas:

•The physical environment
•Education
•Communication
•Access to social activities
•Personal care, supervision and vigilance
•Specialist resources, including Information and Communications Technology, required
•Medical or therapeutic treatment and condition management

If this is your first application to the Fund, we will need to confirm you and your child meet all the eligibility criteria.

We do this in a number ways, depending on your circumstances including:

•Written confirmation of your family’s income, such as payslips or letters confirming benefits from the Department of Work and Pensions
•Written confirmation of your child’s Disability Living Allowance award
•A home visit or phone-based assessment by a Family Fund Adviser


The income they take into account is the total household income including benefits.

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