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Data Provider: Welsh Government Management Information Discretionary Assistance Fund by Age - Quarterly data (April 2023 Onwards)
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16-2915,81113,49814,38119,225
30-3918,70617,06419,66125,215
40-4911,44110,01811,66414,335
50-596,5985,5646,1717,063
60-692,8372,2712,5352,690
70+783599551574

Metadata

Keywords

DAF

Title

Discretionary Assistance Fund by Age - Quarterly data (April 2023 Onwards)

Last update

April 2024 April 2024

Next update

July 2024

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Contact email

stats.inclusion@gov.wales

Designation

Management information

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Wales

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

The Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) offers two types of grant. Individual Assistance Payments (IAPs) help people live independently in their home or a property that they are moving into. Emergency Assistance Payments (EAPs) help pay for essential costs, such as food, gas, electricity, clothing or emergency travel.

From 1 April 2023 all applicants will be eligible for 3 payments in a 12-month rolling period. (This will include all EAP awards previously received within the past 12 months). Since 2020, people impacted by the pandemic or the loss of the £20 Universal Credit uplift have been able to receive 5 payments. These 3 payments will be at a higher value with an 11% inflationary increase given to all EAP awards. The 28-day gap between application dates will reduce to 7 days for all applicants. These changes are to allow for short and successive use of the fund in a time of crisis or emergency.


Data collection and calculation

DAF data is supplied to the Welsh Government by our service provider NEC Software Solutions UK.

Frequency of publication

Quarterly

Statistical quality

DAF data is supplied to the Welsh Government by our service provider NEC Software Solutions UK. The data does not go through any formal validation processes and therefore is not published as a National Statistic