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Includes information about benefits payable from the Social Fund which include a number of one off loans and grants for specific life incidents.

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Social fund payments

Payments available from the social fund, including grants and loans for specific life incidents.

9 Help for people on a low income - the social fund

Information on community care grants, budgeting loans and crisis loans, and maternity grants, funeral payments and cold weather payments.
Provided by Adviceguide from Citizens Advice
10 Help from the social fund (PDF)

Information about lump sum payments from the Social Fund and other grants that may be available to older people on low incomes.
Provided by Age Concern
7 Community care grants

Who can qualify for a community care grant and when can you get community care grants paid to you?
Provided by Coventry Law Centre
4 Funeral payments

Help you can get towards the cost of a funeral. Who can claim and how much you will get.
Provided by Jobcentre Plus
5 Crisis loans

If you need money in an emergency or disaster, you may be able to get a crisis loan. This is an interest-free loan to cover the cost of essential things that you can't afford on your regular income. If you get one, you will have to pay it back.
Provided by Shelter

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