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Am I entitled to a crisis loan for a washing machine and tumble dryer if I am 35 weeks pregnant and need them to wash/dry my baby's clothes in the winter months?


I cannot get a budgeting loan as I claim Incapacity Benefit. Any help will be much appreciated.

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Best thing to do is get hold of an application form. But i don't think this would be classed as a crisis. (I know how bad it sounds, my partner was 32 weeks pregnant when we applied for a Community Care Grant, you can get one of these if you have been on most benefits for more than 26 weeks and you can claim for household items up to the value of £1500, with reasons for why you need them)


Did you get your health in pregnancy and the other pregnancy grant?


£150ish and £500 one at 25ish weeks and one at 31?


Hope this helps.

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No-one is automatically entitled to a Crisis Loan, as they are part of the discretionary Social Fund Scheme.


However, they will take into account that you are not on a qualifying benefit for the purposes of a budgeting loan.


Just to highlight the above - a Community Care Grant is not restricted by the length of time you have been in receipt of benefit, this applies to a budgeting loan only, and as the CCG is a grant, it does not fall within the £1500.00 limit of total Social Fund debt.

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