Emergency Benefit

If you can't support yourself and don't qualify for any other payment, you may be able to get the Emergency Benefit.

If you qualify for another payment, you need to apply for this instead of the Emergency Benefit. Other payments you may qualify for could be:

To find out if you qualify for other benefits or payments, you can use our Check What You Might Get tool. It's a guide to help you find out the ways we can help you and your family.

How to apply

To apply for the Emergency Benefit, you need to call us on 0800 559 009.