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Social Fund

Volume 167: debated on Wednesday 14 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what information he has on the relationship between social fund claims and receipt of, and level of, other social security benefits.

Budgeting loans and community care grants are available to income support recipients, and crisis loans to anyone without resources in an emergency. The number of social fund applications in the periods 1988–89 and April 1989 to December 1989 and the national income support caseload are set out in the table: