The Government has provided further Household Support Funding to Local Authorities for the period 1 April 2024 to 30 September 2024 to support those households most in need with the cost of essentials.

 

 

Who is eligible for a payment?

The City of Doncaster Council has decided to use the funding to provide help to working age and pensioner households in Doncaster who receive any of the following during the period of the scheme.
  • Housing Benefit,
  • Local Council Tax Reduction,
  • Universal Credit which includes the housing element or
  • Means-tested free school meals.
Payment will be made to eligible households as follows;
  • Single people with no dependent children will receive a single payment of £50
  • couples with no dependent children will receive a single payment of £70
  • Households with 1 dependent child will receive a total of £110 from the scheme, this will be split into 2 payments of £55 each.
  • Households with 2 dependent children will receive a total of £170 from the scheme, this will be split into 2 payments of £85 each.
  • Households with 3 dependent children will receive a total of £230 from the scheme, this will be split into 2 payments of £115 each.
  • Households with 4 or more dependent children will receive a total of £290 from the scheme, this will be split into 2 payments of £145 each.
A dependent child is a child for whom you receive Child Benefit.  If you qualify under the means-tested free school meals criteria alone, you will receive an award based on the number of children eligible for means tested free school meals.
 

How payment will be made

For applicants of working age who received a payment under the previous Household Support Fund, we checked if you still meet the eligibility criteria and if you do, we paid you automatically, you do not need to apply.

Payment will be made directly into your bank account using the information you previously provided. You only need to contact us if your bank account has changed since your previous award. Please email householdsupportfund@doncaster.gov.uk and provide your name, National Insurance Number, address, your new bank sort code, account number and name of the account holder.

Awards to households that include dependent children will be made by 2 separate payments. The first payment was made on or around 7 June 2024 and the second payment will be made by the end of July 2024. Payment to households with no dependant children were made by a single payment into your account on or around 24 June 2024.

If you are a pensioner, or if you are working age and did not receive a payment under the previous Household Support Fund and you meet the qualifying criteria you will have to submit an online application.  New applications will be processed within 7 days of receipt, and payment for successful applications will be sent within 2 weeks of the decision being made.   If an email address is provided, we will notify you when the payment has been processed.

Make an application

To claim Household Support Fund, click the button below. The claim for Household Support Fund is made online; Doncaster Digital Venues is a list of locations in Doncaster where you can access a computer to claim. Applications will close Friday 30 August 2024 at 5pm.

Household Support Fund application form


Please also read the Privacy Notice which tells you how we will use the information you provide in your application.
Applications can be made by you, your appointee, carer or advocate acting on your behalf.

It is very important that you give full details when you apply so that we can make sure we take everything into account when we make a decision.

Other sources of help & support

The Government has put information about the financial help available on the gov.uk Help for Households webpage.

If you need help or advice: MoneyHelper brings together the support and services of three government-backed financial guidance providers: the Money Advice Service, the Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise. Visit www.moneyhelper.org.uk for further information.

The Your Life Doncaster website has useful information and tips for saving money, staying healthy and keeping your home warm. Plus support available locally with the cost of living.

If you need any assistance, please contact us by email at HouseholdSupportFund@doncaster.gov.uk, or by telephone on 01302 735336 (option 1).

 

 

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Last updated: 10 July 2024 11:13:23

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