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Discretionary Assistance Fund - Can I get help from the Discretionary Assistance Fund?

The Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) provides grants to people in Wales. Grants do not need to be paid back.

Can I get help from the Discretionary Assistance Fund?

The Individual Assistance Payment (IAP)

To be eligible to apply for this, you, or the person you care for must be getting either:

You, or the person you care for, must also be:

  • Leaving an institution such as a hospital, care home or prison after having lived there for three or more consecutive months (or on a frequent or regular basis), or

  • Planning to care for someone leaving an institution as described above and neither of you can afford to meet their needs, or

  • Needing help that could stop admittance to an institution, or

  • Part of a planned resettlement after a period of homelessness or leaving supported accommodation, or

  • Experiencing exceptional and urgent pressures on your household, for example, due to domestic violence, chronic illness, disability or an accident, or

  • In need of help with a one-off or short-term travel expense which is essential to you continuing to live independently.

The Emergency Assistance Payment (EAP)

To be eligible to apply for this, you must:

  • Not have the money to meet your needs which have come about as a result of the emergency or disaster, and

  • Have no other way to get the money, and

  • Think there will be serious damage or risk to your family's health and safety if you don't get awarded an Emergency Assistance Payment.

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