This site offers advice and call forwarding options, and we are in no way affiliated with any organisation mentioned on this website. Calls to 084 numbers cost up to 7p per minute plus your network access charge.What is a Crisis Loan? – A Crisis Loan is the name of the governments short term financial assistance program in the United Kingdom. Crisis Loans are limited to £1500.00 per family uint ( or household) and can be either paid as a Giro, or into your back account to help you to deal with an unforeseen and unavoidable disaster or emergency. What is a Crisis Loan Application?:-An application is act of applying for a loan either by telephone or by post indication what you need the payment for and how much you need. Who Can apply?: – Anyone can apply for help, however you need to be over 18 and be UK residents to be given an actual payment. How can I apply?: – YOu can either apply in writing using a form (SF401) or you can call the Department of work and pensions to make an application over the phone How are they paid?: – When you have applied and been accepted the preferred method of payment is to have your Crisis Loan award sent directly to your UK based bank account- this process generally takes 3-4 hours.