Who is this section for?
This section is for anyone on a low income.
What does it include?
Information about the Social Fund, a Government scheme to help
people with expenses that are difficult to meet on a low
There are several different types of Social Fund benefits. For
some, you can claim it as long as you meet the criteria,
for others, payment is not guaranteed even if you are eligible
to make a claim. With most, you have to be receiving certain other
benefits to qualify.
How to use this section
The left-hand navigation bar gives you a
comprehensive list of the contents of this section. Click
on the links to go to each page. Some key
benefits are also are described in the boxes below.