How is the 3% increase being applied?

The 3% increase will be applied directly to each Northern Ireland recipient’s existing net award.

 

When will the increase be applied?

The increase will be applied in early 2019.

 

Will the increase be backdated?

Yes, the increase will be backdated to the 1st April 2018 and you will receive a lump sum amount in recognition of this.

 

What can I spend the additional money on?

The increase is an additional amount that you can spend on any Qualifying Support Service (QSS) that will support you with your independent living in accordance with ILF Scotland policies. You can find more details and examples of QSS on page 4 of the Your Responsibilities booklet here.

 

Do I have to do anything to accept the increase?

You do not have to do anything in order to receive this increase as we are assuming you would like these additional funds, but if you do not wish to receive this or if your circumstances have changed, please don’t hesitate to contact your Specialist Caseworker on 0300 200 2022.