§ Mr. Scott
Young homeless people can apply for a social fund crisis loan. A social fund officer must decide whether a crisis loan is the only means of preventing serious risk to the health and safety of an applicant. Relative priority is not a condition generally applied to applications for crisis loans.
Unemployed people do not necessarily have to wait two weeks for their first payment of income support as benefit for each day since the date of claim can be paid in the first week. Such payments can include a full week's board and lodging charge where this falls due in the part-week.