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Tel: 01305 824333

Crisis Loans

You can no longer apply for a Crisis Loan.

Help with Crisis Loans

However if you owe money on a loan after 1 April 2013, you must keep repaying it as agreed when you got it.

Crisis Loan Reviews

You can ask for a previous Crisis Loan decision to be reviewed if you applied before 31 March 2013.

You must write to Jobcentre Plus within 28 days of the decision, explaining why you think it was wrong.

If you still think the decision was wrong you can ask for a further, independent review by a Social Fund Inspector. This review should take no longer than 21 working days.

This is how the Portland Centre can help

We can also help you deal with any debts by :-

We can also help you set up a Credit Union Account which will help you to save small amounts and enable you to apply for small, low-cost loans to help you when things go wrong.

All Benefits come with a number of 'conditions of eligibility'. To get independent help, information and advice, pop into the Portland Centre and we will be happy to run through all the conditions to make sure you never loose out through not knowing.

What next?

If you need help with making sure you get everything you are entitled to, just call us on 01305 824333 or email us using our contact form or pop in to see a Portland Centre Staff member, to receive immediate assistance.