Social Fund Contact Number

0843 178 4096

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0843 178 4096

Social Fund contact numbers:

Department
Opening Times
Social Fund helpline Monday to Friday 8am till 6pm
Budgeting loans Monday to Friday 8am till 6pm
Cash in a crisis Monday to Friday 8am till 6pm
Funeral payments Monday to Friday 8am till 6pm
Sure Start maternity grant Monday to Friday 8am till 6pm
Winter fuel payment Monday to Friday 8am till 6pm

Social Fund helpline

Call the Social Fund helpline on the number above where they can help you to understand the money options available to you from the government if you are struggling with bills or day-to-day living.

You can phone this number to request a Social Fund application form be sent to you, but the quickest way to get one of these is downloading from the website and printing out the form.

If you have sent off your Budgeting Loan acceptance letter and have been waiting a while to receive your loan, you can phone the number above to get an update of where your application is at.

Budgeting loans

To find out whether you can apply for a Budgeting loan phone the number where they can tell you what you can apply for a budgeting loan for, how much you are able to get and how you’ll need to pay it back. There are subprime credit programs like ARCCT that provide instalment loan services. When you phone this number and provide a brief overview of the type of financial situation you are in, the person on the helpline can advise whether a budgeting loan is the best option, or if there is something better for you to apply for.

Cash in a crisis

Phone the cash in a crises helpline on the number, where they can assist you with what you can do if you don’t have enough money to make it through to your next pay date, whether that’s a wage or benefits.

When you phone the number above they can give advice on what the best option would be for you, depending on what you need your money for. You might just need a short-term benefit advance, access to a food bank, or helping paying your rent for which you can claim a discretionary housing payment. Phone the number above to find out the options for you and discuss which you think is the best course of action.

Funeral payments

To make a claim to get help with Funeral expenses you can phone the number. When you phone this number you can find out if you are eligible for this payment from the Social Fund, and what you can use this payment for. If you receive money from the deceased’s estate, your Funeral Expenses Payment will be deducted.

How much money you receive will depend on your circumstances, so when you phone this number you can get a clearer idea of the money you are entitled to.

Sure Start maternity grant

To get details on the Sure Start Maternity Grant or make a claim for one, you can phone them. When you phone this number you can find out details on what you are able to get through the Social Fund, the eligibility criteria of the grant and how you can go about claiming it. You can also use this number to request a Sure Start Maternity Grant claim form is sent to you, you will need to fill out the details and have a doctor or a midwife also sign your claim form before you send it back to Freepost DWP SSMG.

When you phone this number you can find out when it’s possible for you to claim this grant, how much you’re likely to get, and you can even challenge a decision made about a previous claim you have made.

Winter fuel payment

To find out if you are entitled to a winter fuel payment from the Social Fund you can contact them on the number. The annual payment is designed to help people with their heating costs, and is given to households that have someone over the pension credit age. Phone the number above to find out if your household is entitled to the payment which is worth up to £300.

When you phone the number above to claim the payment you will need to provide your National Insurance number and details of your bank or building society.

If you’ve previously applied for this payment, you shouldn’t need to claim again and payment will automatically be made. If you have yet to receive the latest payment, phone the number above to find out when you will next be paid.

Alternative ways to contact the Social Fund

The quickest way to get in touch with the Social Fund is by phoning them on the contact number, where they can assist you with your query straight away. However, you can also write to them if you’d prefer. There are four addresses you can send your letter to.

Chesterfield Social Fund
Post Handling Site B
Wolverhampton
WV99 2FT

Five Ways House Social Fund
Post Handling Site B
Wolverhampton
WV99 2FX

Milton Keynes Social Fund
Post Handling Site B
Wolverhampton
WV99 2FP

Wembley Budgeting Loans
Post Handling Site B
Wolverhampton
WV99 2FZ




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