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For the period October to December 2023, discretionary assistance fund statistics, analysed by age and local authority.

The Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) is a program run by Welsh government which provides payments to people in an emergency or who need help to live independently. Payments are split into two types depending on which category they fall into.

  • Emergency Assistance Payments (EAPs) help pay for essential costs, such as food, gas, electricity, clothing or emergency travel. 
  • Individual Assistance Payments (IAPs) help people live independently in their home or a property that they are moving into.


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