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.

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.