advice worker, Kentish Town Citizens Advice Bureau London NW5 Member since 04th Jun 2004
social fund Fri 04-Jun-04 03:57 PM
As we understand it, people not entitled to IS because they move on to Child Tax Credits and have other income (eg IB)will have no access to the discretionary social fund (except CLs). Can this be right?
Training and Research Officer, Lancashire County Council Welfare Rights Service Member since 23rd Jan 2004
RE: social fund Mon 07-Jun-04 11:22 AM
May even have problems claiming Crisis Loans, if part of the application is for the needs of a child/young person who is covered by the family's CTC award. IR can make emergency payments of CTC, so local DWP offices have apparently been instructed to refer the Crisis Loan applicant to IR for help with the 'child part'of their claim.