The Social Fund

Parts of the Social Fund to be abolished

Currently, if you get certain benefits, you may be able to get a payment or loan from the Social Fund. These are meant to help towards the costs of unexpected or one-off expenses.

However, as part of the welfare benefit reforms, parts of the Social Fund will be abolished, including Community Care grants and Crisis Loans.

In Derbyshire, the County Council has set up the Derbyshire Discretionary Fund.

When will the changes happen?

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