Havering Emergency Assistance Scheme

Havering Emergency Assistance Scheme Application Form

The Emergency Assistance Scheme has been able to support many residents throughout the pandemic, putting food on the table, heating homes over winter and replacing broken washers, fridges and cookers thanks to the substantial investment provided by Havering Council.

Now the pandemic has eased and the economy is picking up, it is time for the scheme to revert back to the policy of supporting residents (pensioners and working age) with an urgent financial need.

This means that from 1 April 2022, if you are on a low income or welfare benefits and have an emergency need, you may be eligible for a payment of up to £100. An emergency payment cannot be claimed if you have already received a payment in the previous month.

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.

(updated 12/4/22)

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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 via email.

Help: Please use the following format: 14/10/1980
Are you a single household?:
Are you on a low income?:
Help: Low income can mean:- under £18,200 per annum/£350.00 per week for single person or under £26,000.00 per annum/£500 per week for a family
Are you in receipt of any of the following benefits?:
* Please note that proof of benefit receipt will be required and checks may be carried out to verify any information included in this application form.
Help: Please use the following format: 22/10/2020

Please provide bank details as follows:-

Please enter your details carefully and check them before moving on to the next page. This must be an account in your name as this will be the account into which any payment you are entitled to will be paid.
Help: Sort codes must be entered without hyphens or spaces i.e. 112233
What do you require support for?:
Would you be willing to engage with advice agencies to help you manage your personal budget and sign a consent form?: