Guidance

The Social Fund: technical guidance

Find out what the Social Fund is, how it's worked out, the eligibility rules and how to apply.

Detail

The Social Fund technical guidance (SB16) is intended for use by professional and voluntary advisers, and by members of the public who want more information. It explains who is entitled to, how to claim and how we work out:

  • Budgeting Loans
  • Sure Start Maternity Grants
  • Funeral Payments
  • Cold Weather Payments
  • Winter Fuel Payments

It does not cover every situation and should not be treated as a complete and authoritative statement of the law.

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