Discretionary Assistance Fund - Eligibility for EAPs

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An EAP grant can help if you have experienced an emergency or disaster.

If you have already received an EAP grant – There is a maximum number of times you can receive an EAP in a year

To qualify for an EAP grant you must meet ALL the following criteria:

  • Be resident in Wales
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Have exhausted all affordable avenues of funding and have no other money to access
  • Experienced an emergency or disaster

You do not need to be on a specific benefit to qualify for an EAP grant.

Some situations exclude someone from DAF

Please remember that an EAP is only awarded if you have no access to other funding. Please ensure all suitable DWP funding options are exhausted before applying to DAF.

If you are working with an organisation to support you, it may be worth speaking to your support worker or similar before you contact the DAF – they may be able to help you with your application. Click here to find out how to get help to complete an application.