Havering Emergency Assistance Scheme
Havering Emergency Assistance Scheme Application Form
The Scheme is changing from 1 August 2021
As the impact of the pandemic hit, Havering Council invested £2 million of funding to directly support residents in crisis. Our Havering Emergency Assistance scheme has put food on the table, heated homes over winter and replaced broken washers, fridges and cookers. When crisis came, Havering with support from DABD, acted quickly and decisively to provide financial resources to our residents. During the pandemic, no resident was faced with a choice between heating or eating.
The Emergency Assistance Scheme was originally designed to provide ad-hoc payments to residents on low incomes such as welfare benefits, in emergency need. Now that Covid restrictions are reducing and the economy is opening up, it is time for the Scheme to revert back to the way it was before the pandemic. Havering’s Scheme will continue to help eligible residents in emergency need with a £100 cash payment in one month and from 1 August 2021, these payments may be made up to 3 times in a 12 month period.
More details about the Havering Emergency Assistance Scheme Policy can be found here.
The items mentioned below are not covered by the Havering Emergency Assistance Scheme. This is because there is funding available through other schemes or the item is not considered essential. For further information, please visit Havering Council: https://www.havering.gov.uk/ CAB: https://www.citizensadvice.org... Money Advice: https://www.havering.gov.uk/in...
Items not covered: School uniform, travel to and from school, school meals, court costs/legal proceedings, respite or domiciliary care, repair to Council property, medical costs, mobility needs, to pay debts, for investments, for a television or radio equipment, holiday costs, any costs associated with parking or the running of a motor vehicle.
Proof of identification and circumstance will be required, and further checks may be carried out in partnership with DABD (uk) and Havering Council to verify all information supplied in this application. Please also note that by completing this application form you are declaring all information about yourself and your circumstance to be true and accurate. Any false declaration will be treated as fraud and may be referred for investigation under the Fraud Act 2006.
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Due to the unprecedented high volume of applications currently being received as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic our current response time stands at 4 days. This means that you will be contacted within four working days with an update on your application.