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York Financial Assistance Scheme

Micklegate Ward, York


YFAS is provided by City of York Council (CYC) to support people who require urgent assistance, following an emergency or unforeseen event, and supports vulnerable adults to move into or remain in the community.
In addition to urgent assistance, YFAS provides help with housing costs through Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) and support for customers experiencing difficulties in paying their Council Tax (Council Tax Discretionary Reduction Scheme), depending on the customers individual financial circumstances.
Assistance through the Emergency and Community Scheme will provide goods, services, supermarket vouchers and fuel top –ups rather than cash (cash will only be awarded exceptionally). The number of awards allowed is reduced to two emergency and two community in a year. The emphasis being on ensuring that customers are getting the support that they need in the future whilst trying to solve their immediate problem.
To apply for support from the York Financial Assistance Scheme either:
- apply online at www.york.gov.uk
- telephone: 0808 168 5238 (free from a landline) or 01904 551556 to request an application form or if assistance is needed and the application will be taken over the phone.

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0808 168 5238


City Of York Council, West Offices, York, YO1 6GA

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    • Advice And Support / Families in Need
    • Advice And Support / Financial Support Inc Debt And Money Management

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    Last updated: 21/2/2019

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