A Budgeting Loan can help pay for:
furniture or household items (for example, washing machines or other ‘white goods’)
clothes or footwear
rent in advance
costs linked to moving house
maintenance, improvements or security for your home
travelling costs within the UK
costs linked to getting a new job
repaying hire purchase loans
repaying loans taken for the above items
Crisis Loans are no longer available.
You may be eligible for a Budgeting Loan (external link) if you have been on certain benefits for 6 months.
You only have to pay back the amount you borrow (external link), and repayments are taken automatically from your benefits.