2. Eligibility

Please note, your application will be refused if you:

  • have received an award in the last 28 days
  • have received 3 awards in the previous 12 months

Emergency Assistance Payment (EAP)

To qualify you must meet the following criteria:

  • have experienced an emergency or disaster
  • be resident in Wales
  • be at least 16 years old
  • have no access to other money and tried all other affordable sources of funding

Individual Assistance Payment (IAP)

To qualify you must meet all 3 elements of eligibility, shown below.

  1. Meet the following grant conditions:
    • be resident in Wales
    • be 16 or over
    • have no other access to savings or funding
    • not be resident in a care home (unless being discharged in 6 weeks)
    • not be currently in prison (unless being discharged in 6 weeks)
    • not be a member of a fully maintained religious order
  1. Be in receipt of one of the following qualifying benefits:
    • income support
    • income based jobseekers allowance
    • income related employment and support allowance
    • pension credit
    • universal credit
  1. Meet one of the following qualifying conditions:
    • you are leaving a care home or institution to live independently in the community after a minimum of 3 months in care (for example in hospital, a care home, prison, foster care)
    • you want to stay living in the community rather than having to go into an institution
    • you are setting up home after an unsettled way of life
    • you are facing an exceptional and urgent pressure such as a relationship breakdown or domestic violence    
    • you are going to care for a prisoner of young offender released on a temporary license