About this guide
This is one of several technical guides that give detailed information about benefits and entitlements from the Department for Work and Pensions. It is intended for use by professional and voluntary advisers, and members of the public who want to know more about the Social Fund. For further details about the guides.
This guide and the law
The information is only a guide to the Social Fund. It is not a full interpretation of the law relating to the Social Fund as laid down in directions, guidance and regulations.