Gov Written Answer – #wco Money (Work & Pensions: Social Fund Crisis Loans)


Webb, Steve raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): Money; Regulation

To meet genuine need, and in addition to continually recycling from the £1.3 billion fund, this Government are committed to maintaining core funding of £178 million a year for the discretionary social fund scheme over the spending review period. ….(read more) …

Comment by #wco: So the government are state “we will implement a cap of three crisis loan awards for general living expenses in a rolling 12-month period.” – So when claims are messed up by the civil servants (and I’ve had personal experience of being destitute for over 8 weeks and having to have at least 3 crisis loans as a direct result of administration errors) then claimants may suffer more distress and homelessness as Housing Allowance is not paid while there is this situation.


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Published: 03/03/2011 12:00:00

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