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Social Fund Benefits

Budgeting loan

If you are on a low income and need help with certain important costs, you may be able to get an interest-free budgeting loan from the social fund that you pay back.

Cold weather payment

During a very cold winter, the costs of heating can quickly add up. If you're receiving certain benefits, you may be able to get a cold weather payment for each period of very cold weather in your area. Find out whether you could qualify for help this winter.

Winter fuel payment

Winter fuel payment helps older people keep warm in winter. Find out who can get it, how to get it and how much you can get. If you haven't received it before, find out what you need to do.

Sure Start Maternity Grant

If you are on a low income, the sure start maternity grant is a one-off payment to help towards costs of a new baby. The grant comes from the social fund and you don't have to repay it.

Death and bereavement benefits

Find out about the different benefits you can receive to help deal with death and bereavement issues.

For further information please contact Revenues on 01789 260991 or by email at or by fax on 01789 260969.

Last updated on 31/05/2017

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