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Social Fund

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of individual applications to the Social Fund for (a) community care grants, (b) budgeting loans and (c) crisis loans were successful in each month from July to December 2008. (253990)

[holding answer 3 February 2009]: The available information is given in the table.

Discretionary Social Fund in Great Britain from July to December 2008

Percentage of applications processed which were initially successful

Community Care Grants

Budgeting loans

Crisis loans

July 2008

46

68

66

August 2008

45

76

67

September 2008

43

79

67

October 2008

42

79

67

November 2008

41

74

68

December 2008

41

76

70

Note:

Figures do not include awards made after review.

Source:

DWP Social Fund Policy, Budget and Management Information System.