If you need immediate financial help, you may be entitled to emergency support from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or Hull City Council.
Short Term Advances
This is an application to have an advance on your benefits, this may be when you have made a new claim and encounter a period of financial need. A short term advance will then be claimed back from your future benefits.
To make a claim you can call 0845 608 8545
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You could get a budgeting loan to help pay for essential things such as -
- hire purchase debts.
These are one off payments and the smallest amount you can borrow is £100.
Budgeting loans are interest free so you only pay back what you borrow. You normally have to repay the loan within 104 weeks.
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Hardship payments are administered by the DWP and are reduced payments of Job seekers Allowance (income based) that are made to vulnerable people who have not followed the normal qualifying rules.
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You can also call 0800 169 0190
If you have tried to apply to DWP for the above you can apply for one of the following.
Community Crisis Loans
Community Crisis Loans (CCL) are part of our local assistance scheme. CCLs are intended for applicants who are unable to meet their immediate short term needs either in a crisis in relation to some expenses or as a consequence of a disaster.
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Community Support Grant
Community Support Grants (CSG) are part of the local assistance scheme. CSGs are intended to help vulnerable applicants live as independent a life as possible in the community. They can provide financial assistance for items such as -
- furniture or furnishings
- minor repairs and redecoration
- white goods
- certain traveling expenses
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