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Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Department of Social Security   Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:41 pm

Many times when a partner is taken into custody and imprisoned wrongfully or otherwise, a husband or wife is left with children and no way how to cope financially.

The following links will point you in the direction to claim the benefits you will need to survive.

Benefit Enquiry Line

Confidential advice and information for people with disabilities, and their carers and representatives, about social security benefits and how to claim them.

Phone: 0800 88 22 00 – read about call charges.
Textphone: 0800 24 33 55 – read more about textphones.
What is the Social Fund?

If you are on a low income and faced with costs that are difficult to pay for out of your normal income, the Social Fund may be able to help.

The Social Fund can give a payment, a grant or a loan to help with things like:

* items for the house
* clothes and footwear
* travel costs. This includes some prison visit costs for fares.
* urgent costs to keep you and your family safe
* items for a new baby
* a funeral
* heating costs in very cold weather, and
* heating costs during the winter to people aged 60 or over.

* Budgeting Loan
* Cold Weather Payments
* Community Care Grants
* Crisis Loans
* Funeral Payments
* Sure Start Maternity Grant
* Winter Fuel Payments
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