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Social fund loans

If the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is taking money from your benefit to repay a Social Fund loan, list the loan under priority debts on your financial statement.

This is because you only have a limited say in how much is taken. If you are in hardship, ask the DWP to consider taking less. If you are no longer getting any benefits, treat the overpayment as a non-priority debt.
 
 
If you are sorting out debt problems, start at the beginning of this guidance, otherwise you may miss valuable information.

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