Budgeting Loan guide: for people who make or review decisions

This guide is for people who have been authorised, nominated or commissioned to make or review Budgeting Loan decisions.



This guide is for decision makers, reviewing officers and further reviewing officers. Decision makers and reviewing officers are usually DWP staff. Further reviewing officers are Independent Case Examiner staff.

This guide replaced the Social Fund guide from 1 April 2013.

Why we publish this guide

We publish this guide to help people understand how we make decisions.

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