Household Support Fund

Financial aid criteria - HSF

To determine if you meet the requirements to apply for financial aid through the household support fund you will need to work out your household’s income and savings. 

Your household must have total money, savings, and investments below the following amounts to be eligible: 

Total value of household money, savings, and investmentsNo children1 child2 children3 or more children
Single adult£4,704£7,260£9,624£12,192
Multiple adult application£7,116£8,616£10,932£13,560

If a member of your household, or you, are of pension age or above, your household must have total money, savings, and investments below the following amounts to be eligible:

Claimant categoryTotal value of household money, savings, and investments
Single adult of state pension age£3,924
Multiple adults of state pension age£5,652

Your household must have total income below the following amounts to be eligible: 

Gross annual incomeNo children1 child2 children3 or more children
Single adult£24,876£30,465£37,377£48,735
Multiple adult application£34,494£36,123£42,418£54,572

If you are paid weekly the figures below relate to the amount received each week (including state benefits) after any charges are made by the tax and benefit systems.

Net income per weekNo children1 child2 children3 or more children
Single adult£392£605£802£1,016
Multiple adult application£593£718£911£1,130

If a member of your household, or you, are of pension age or above, the following income criteria apply (including state benefits):

Claimant categoryGross annual income
Single adult of state pension age£16,996
Multiple adult households where a member is of state pension age or above£26,113

If you are paid weekly the figures below relate to the amount received each week (including state benefits) after any charges are made by the tax and benefit systems.

Claimant categoryNet weekly income
Single adult of state pension age£327
Multiple adult households where a member is of state pension age or above£471

If your household’s income and savings are below the eligible amounts above you can apply for the household support fund

The Household Support Fund is financed by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Last updated 23 October 2023