Flood Grant Claim Form 2015 - South Lakeland District Council

Flood Grant Claim Form 2015
Name and Current Address
E-mail Address
Phone Number
South Lakeland District Council
South Lakeland House
Lowther Street
Kendal
Cumbria
LA9 4DQ
Tel: 01539 733333
www.southlakeland.gov.uk
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What is Flood Grant
It is a one off payment of £500 payable to all households whose property was flooded, irrespective whether you are
eligible for any other type of relief. Payments will only be made via BACs transfer directly to your bank account.
You must complete the information below fully
Properties Flooded are those homes where it is considered that the property has been flooded internally. i.e.
water has entered the property:
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Basements and below ground level floors are included
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Garages are included if in the fabric of the building. Garages adjacent or separate from the main
building are not included
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Includes occupied caravans and park homes but not tents
To qualify your property must have been flooded and have been your sole or main residence at the time. Further
details are included (overleaf)
Affected Address
(If you live in a flat state which floor and who is responsible for the Council Tax)
Bank/Building Society Details
Account Name
Account/Roll Number
Sort Code
I confirm that I am the householder (resident) and my property was flooded between the 3
December and 28 December 2015. We may inspect your dwelling to verify your claim.
Signature
Name (Printed)
Date
If you knowingly or recklessly make a false statement to obtain grant for yourself or anyone else you risk prosecution,
and the recovery of all grant payments. By signing this form you are agreeing that you have read and agree with the
above declaration.
Cumbria 2015 Household Flood Payment Scheme
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The Flooding Incident that this scheme applies to is where domestic properties have been
flooded between the 3 and the 28 December 2015 in Cumbria.
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The definition to be used for this scheme is from the National Flood Emergency Framework for
England. Therefore the definition of flooded properties is :
Properties Flooded are those homes where it is considered that the property has been flooded
internally. i.e. water has entered the property:
o Basements and below ground level floors are included
o Garages are included if in the fabric of the building. Garages adjacent or separate from
the main building are not included
o Includes occupied caravans and park homes but not tents
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The definition of a household is where a family/ group of people live together in one property;
including a bedsit or in a flat
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For households that fit within this definition a payment of £500 for each household will be
authorised. Authorisations will be checked against a list of flooded properties that is being
collated by the Environment Agency and District Councils.
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For Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) only one payment will be made to the household (see
definition above). It is for the household to agree the share of this payment. It is expected that
such payments will need the scheme application form to be completed to determine who will
initially receive the payment.
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For flats e.g upper floors that have not been flooded (see definition above) or not affected by
flooding the household payment will not apply.
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Where flooded properties were empty (using the Council Tax definition) immediately prior to or
during the flood incident these will be excluded from the scheme.
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Where flooded properties are rented. The payment is intended to be made to the tenant
(household not individual) rather than the landlord. Where automatic payments are made it is for
the landlord to ensure that the tenant receives the payment. Where an automatic payment has
not been made an application form from the tenant is to be completed.
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Second Homes are excluded from the scheme.
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Where a property was flooded more than once the payment will only be made once.
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For domestic properties, excluding Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO), where the property
has been identified as flooded (see definition above) automatic payments will be made if there
is information held on the Council Tax system and the District Council has direct debit/ bank
detail information. These will be through usual payment mechanisms.
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Where a domestic property has been flooded but no bank details are held households will be
requested to complete the scheme application form to provide the relevant District Council with
that information. Once that information has been received in written format or via email signed
by the household member applying the District Council will make the £500 payment. In
exceptional circumstances information can be provided by phone with appropriate follow up
checks.
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The scheme will end in December 2016