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2. Eligibility

Emergency Assistance Payment (EAP)

To get a grant, you must:

  • have had an emergency (lost your job, had a flood or fire in your home or applied for benefits and are experiencing financial hardship)
  • live in Wales
  • be over 16
  • have no other money for example savings, and considered all other legal lending such as credit unions

Individual Assistance Payment (IAP)

You can only apply for a fridge, cooker or washing machine (white goods) and furniture through an approved partner.

To get a grant you must meet all 3 eligibility criteria.

Grant conditions

You must:

  • live in Wales
  • be over 16
  • have no access to other money and tried all other affordable sources of funding for example credit union
  • not be living in a care home (unless being discharged in 6 weeks)
  • not be in prison (unless being discharged in 6 weeks)
  • not be a member of a fully maintained religious order

Benefits

You must be getting one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income based Jobseekers Allowance
  • income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Guaranteed Credit element of Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit

Grant conditions

You must meet one of the following:

  • you are leaving a care home or institution (hospital, prison or  foster carer) after 3 months (minimum) to live independently
  • you want to stay living in the community rather than having to go into an institution (hospital or care home)
  • you are setting up home after an unsettled way of life
  • you need to move home quickly due to a relationship breakdown or domestic violence
  • you are going to care for a prisoner or young offender released on a temporary license

 

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