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NO CASH PAYMENTS WILL BE MADE

The Council's Local Welfare Provision is not the same scheme as run by your local jobcentre. The Government has awarded local councils a reduced funding to provide a similar service, because of this reduction there are several circumstances where no award will be made.  These have been listed below, please read this list before making an application.

  • Customers whose need could be met through eligibility to budgeting loans, short term advances (formally benefit alignment payments or DWP benefit delays), cold weather payments, winter fuel payments or requirements under Fair Access to Care Services (FACS).
  • Where the applicant could gain assistance privately, either from their own money or resources, or where other people can support them.
  • You may be able to claim a refund under the 'Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme' (HTCS) of the cost of traveling to hospital or other NHS premises for NHS-funded treatment or diagnostic test arranged by a doctor or dentist. 
  • Rent in advance or removal costs - this can be applied for from Discretionary Housing Payments
  • Where 2 payments from the fund have already been made within a 12 month period.
  • For items other than which the council can provide and where private insurance should cover costs of damages.
  • Where liability exists elsewhere which addresses the issue (insurance, landlord responsibility)
  • Unexpected budgeting issues without a causal emergency or crisis
  • To make up for a reduction in benefit which has been sanctioned or disallowed

If you make an application where the above circumstance applies, your application will not be sucessful.

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