Applications for budgeting loans from the Social Fund are not like Crisis Loans, they can not be made over the Telephone in most cases. Usually, to apply for a Budgeting Loan you will need To call the Social fund on their national telephone number and then they will send you a paper copy of the form SF500, this process generally takes around 4 days as they are sent by second class post.

To speed up your application for a Budgeting loan you can simply download a BUDGETING LOAN APPLICATION FORM

Using a downloaded version of the SF500 application will mean that you are able to get your claim looked at a lot more quickly by your local Benefit Delivery Centres Social Fund section and will – as a result be able to get a much quicker decision.

For more information and help on completing a Budgeting Loan online application see our dedicated page of useful tips and information on how to apply.