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Relatives living in the same household as an Independent Living Fund (ILF) user can only be paid with ILF funding under ‘exceptional’ circumstances.
This circular provides guidance for staff, independent assessors, decision makers and ILF users to determine if a case qualifies as exceptional. It also explains how requests should be handled.
Circular updated - paragraph added to advise assessors to identify where current arrangements will be incompatible with those that would be permitted by the local authority. A reference is also made to future requests and how these will usually only be agreed where they are compatible with LA practices.