Crisis Loan online application form

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Applying for a Crisis Loan is usually done over the telephone using your local Social Fund telephone number, however, depending on your particular crisis it may be appropriate to make a paper application.

In some circumstances Crisis Loan applications can be taken over the telephone in an interview that will take around half an hour, at the end of this time your application will be assessed by the person that you were speaking to whilst you are on hold and if awarded – the amount  that can be paid to you will be sent to your local Jobcentre Plus office for collection as a Giro that you can take to exchange for cash at you nominated Post Office that day.

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Generally you will be able to apply over the phone for any immediate disaster, or unforeseen loss of income- however may need to provide further information if your application relies on an application for money to secure a property ( Rent in advance) and you may be asked for a valid tenancy agreement

How can I download a Crisis Loan application form online?

A paper Crisis Loan application is usually used when there is no immediate risk to your health and safety, and you are able to wait up to two weeks for a decision.  The online crisis loan application is EXACTLY the same as the application that you will fill out over the phone with a Decision Maker, so it may well be worth reading through the application even if you are considering applying over the phone to make sure you are ready for any questions that are asked during the interview.


Other ways to contact the Crisis Loan team

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0843 506 0283
Crisis Loan (Calls cost 7ppm + network charges)
0843 509 2336
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0843 509 2387
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0843 509 2322
Job Seeker’s Allowance Claims (New Claims & Existing) (Calls cost 7ppm + network charges)
0843 509 2383
Employment & Support Allowance (Calls cost 7ppm + network charges)
0843 509 2374
Income Support (Calls cost 7ppm + network charges)
0843 509 2374
Incapacity Benefit (Calls cost 7ppm + network charges)
0843 504 0374
Universal Credit (Calls cost 7ppm + network charges)
0843 509 2382
Universal Credit (New Claims & Appointments) (Calls cost 7ppm + network charges)
0843 509 2382
Maternity Allowance (Calls cost 7ppm + network charges)
0843 504 9433
Personal Independence Payment (Calls cost 7ppm + network charges)
0843 509 2380


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175 thoughts on “Crisis Loan online application form”

  1. I need help repairing my boiler and don’t have heating apart from a ring on my cooker. So need a crisis loan to get it fixed and yes the online form is a joke there’s no keyboard to use. So you can’t write properly

  2. im a disabled man who can hardly walk ive run out of electric and gas how can i apply for urgent help

  3. Please I need help to buy a fridge freezer my second hand one has finally given up working I’m on esa due to having to give up my job to stress and anxiety and depression I never leave my house my two child get boys for me every day so we have milk etc but it’s I have no where to store please help

  4. im homeless have recently made a claim to esa. I need some help with paying for some accomadation and food etc. how do I apply?

    1. Sorry Matthew there are no Social Fund Crisis Loans that you can apply for online- Your local Police station MAY have a fund for such emergencies

  5. I’m homeless and seeking help to pay for my accommodation which runs on Saturday need crusts loan to pay for more days and I don’t get paid til next Thursday, please seeking help I have tried with other accommodation organisation.

  6. can i apply for a crisis loan as im on benifits and im now starting back to work after beeing unemployed for 9 months and i need to insure my car to get to work and back otherwise with out this i wont be able to work so will still need to claim jsa… thank you

  7. I don’t think its right that you have stopped crisis loans, you told my sister to keep paying full rent and now you have left her in her UN-expected overdraft and wont help her and her 4 year old boy out! I think its disgusting! you need to sort the system out because you are giving the wrong people money!

  8. I want some money appox. 25 thousend.because my sister marriage come near.but i have no more please help*********** and my a/c no. Is xxx thank you.

  9. @ Social Fund, So why aren’t you handing out any advice on other ways to get money? See what I mean, people? Who REALLY cares? It’s all bs scheming.

    1. ?
      Getting a cash payment is not easy/right for everyone- as such we focus on the Crisis Loans section

  10. It’s almost a joke, that the government put a stop to Crisis Loans. There are very poor people out here in this world, that have children, and are stuck for cash. Human beings need money to survive. It’s a NECESSITY, not a WANT. Not all of us can jusu conjure up money from nowhere. Not all of us can afford a mortgage, or a new conservatory. The government are treating us like they’re against us. Looking out for us? I doubt it. It shows in their actions that they are clearly out to sabotage benefit claimants, and other poor types. The government can disguise it as anything they want, but I’m not naive enough to buy into their little speeches. Go on, David Cameron, and all other inconsiderate punks, laugh your head off about how you will finally end the lives of all poor people for good. Just waiting until they finally sneek Cyanide into my food. You can just see it happening. It reeks of ways to kill off the poor, does it not? I can definitely sense it.

  11. have the crisis loans stopped altogether ,this is ridiculous i understand there are peaple who have no intentions of working or payin tax ,and i dont think its right to give them a loan every time they use their giro on drink or drugs, but surely the gov realise there are genuine cases of peaple who are in a crisis like starting a new job and not bein paid for 2 weeks into it ,or peaple with kids who have run out of gas and electric because the bills are bigger than usual ,this will only force peaple to use money lenders and other dangerous ways of getting help ,i wish this bloody goverment would stop helping the rich get richer while the poor are stuck in extreme poverty .

    1. Graham,

      Unfortunately you are correct in saying that crisis loans have ended. The government are now suggesting that desperate people try food banks, or local charities in times of need.

  12. needed a crisis loan today cause not been paid for to weeks as i have cut all my nerves and tendons in my hand what do i do get in debt and get a loan or starve carnt belive they hav scrapped this service …… get labour back in least they cared about POOR peopple .. all this goverment thinks about are there problems and as for one saying he could liv off £53 pound a week he forgot something he has all reddy brought his house he has no debts or a morgage

  13. Hi.I have very difficult situation.I must pay my gas bills .This is 800 pounds .I have 2 children,i must pay for school dinner,rent,another bills,food and etc.I am working 2 days and i have only 100 pounds per week i don’t know what i can do.Please help me !!!!!

  14. would i be able to apply for a crisis loan until friday as i only had £59 on friday to last me and my son till this friday coming and we have go nothing left

  15. Me n my partner have recently been evicted we are on the streets at the minute and looking to see if we could get a crisis loan of some sort to help us get a b&b or even pay rent on a new place or something.i have had my 3 crisis loan awards already as im on jsa but my partner works n doesnt get paid until 19th.any advice please

  16. i was wondering if i am entitled to a crisis loan i am in rent and electric arrears as my kitchen flooded so had to replace a new fridge, freezer and cooker (it was a must as i have a little boy) my landlord is not happy that im late with my rent but its putting me in a position where i have to choose a roof over my head or food for me and my son

  17. we have had no money since 23rd and have no gas electric or food we are not due a payment ESA until 6th can we get a crisis loan ?

  18. hi my partner is claimimg jsa for me and last monday we had a baliff at the door!! demanding £340 we have had to pay it otherwise they were going to remove goods, we have had jsa today and get child tax credits and child benifit but we have had to pay all of the money back as we borrowed it! we have reached our limit from social fund, can i apply for living expences as we have 2 very small children i can prove we have paid bailiff!! also we need to move asap and we have out grown our house and the electrics in our home are not safe, can i apply for rent in advance??

  19. hya. i was living between houses and i have a 10 week old baby and i have just got keys to a property and have no furniture. i have applied for a community care grant but nt heard anythin. could i apply for a crisis loan and be accepted..?

  20. iv already had two crisis loans in the last year, i ised my last 28 pound on taxis to a out of hours doctors last night in the next town as my eighteen month old son was poorly can i apply for the money i spent as im out of food and dont have manu nappies left

  21. I have been made unemployed and my partners wage has all gone on the houhold bills leaving no money
    for food and school dinners do i qualify for a crisis loan.

  22. my husband clams for me & he has gone of with all the money & left me with nothing can i get a cisis loan

  23. Hi I am expecting my second baby on the 14th July and have been refused a budgeting loan to help me out for all the essentials as I am a single parent can I apply for a crisis as I see it as a crisis ?

  24. i am looking to get a crisis loan as my purse has been stolen and i have no money to get food and i am pregnant i need some advise as to weather i will get one or not

    1. You should be able to get a crisis loan for this disaster, give the section a call and make an application, its seems very likely that you will get a clan

  25. hey, im looking to see if i can get a loan to help with my cataloge bills as they keep going in to rears.

  26. hey me and my partner are currently living at home with his parents and need to move out as soon as possible like this week. We have found a place that is available now but cant afford the deposit or first months rent. Are we eligible for a crisis loan ? Please help !

    1. You can apply for the rent in advance bit, but the deposit is not something that the social will pay for.

  27. Hey

    I need some advice i was receiving employment service allowance until 25.4.12, i was only made aware of this on the 9.5.12 when i recievd letter from them! i have today made a claim for jsa back dated to the 26.4.12 have a interview on the 16th but my question is can i claim a alignment of benefit payment? and when should i apply? as ive had 3 crisis loans already since july 2011

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