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If you need help making ends meet, call the Social Fund contact number now on (Calls cost 7ppm + network charges) 0843 506 9377 and get the assistance you require, fast.
Set up by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the Social Fund is a scheme which allows some of the most vulnerable members of society access to small loans in times of need. Only those currently receiving some form of government benefit are generally eligible to receive these loans – although the staff who man the Social Fund number are able to discuss individual circumstance and assess each individual’s situation accordingly.
What can the Social Fund help me pay towards?
As the payments are generally considered to be crisis loans, the DWP will generally only approve a request for those who have had some kind of emergency which has left their personal savings depleted. In the past, this has been known to include those who have funeral costs to cover as a result of a death, money for clothes as a result of having a baby or covering travel expenses at short notice.
It has also been reported that the Social Fund can help with the re-integration of people back into society – giving those who have recently left prison a small amount of money in order to allow them to get back onto their feet.
What different funds are available?
The Social Fund is split into various different sections, but the two that are relevant to most people are Crisis Loans and Budgeting Loans. The difference between these options is largely one of administration, with repayment plans and amounts able to be handed out largely being the comparable.
Typically, Budgeting Loans are for people who are going through financial hardship due to commitments such as rent or children’s school costs – thing that are one-off fees that the claimant has not accounted for. On the other hand, Crisis Loans are for unforeseen circumstances that are out of a person’s control – and will largely cover emergencies such as death, fire and floods.
In addition to this, the Social Fund are also responsible for Cold Weather Payments and the Winter Fuel Allowance, both of which have become of increasing importance due to rising energy bills in recent years.
Social Fund contact number departments and opening hours
Although the Social Fund has been split up into smaller segments, they have kept broadly the same opening hours. Below is a full list of all the departments of the Social Fund phone number, and the operating times at which you can get in touch with them.
|Crisis Loans||Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm Saturday – Sunday: Closed|
|Budgeting Loans||Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm Saturday – Sunday: Closed|
What will I need when I phone the Social Fund number?
As well as your personal details (such as name, date of birth and address), the Social Fund number staff will require that all information pertaining to any benefits currently being received and personal savings be provided. Of course, in addition to this, they will also need to be provided with the reasons behind the claim – and they will normally be able to inform of eligibility over the phone immediately.
If you’re struggling to make ends meet, call the Social Fund Number now on (Calls cost 7ppm + network charges) 0843 506 9377 and speak to a member of the Department for Work and Pensions team about your problems – they should be able to offer financial assistance.
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