Man with 5p to his name

A man in his late forties has applied for Universal Credit as he is suffering with depression and anxiety.  He has an appointment at the job centre this Friday and is hoping to receive an advanced payment of his benefits.  This advanced payment will though have to be repaid.  At the moment he has only 5p to his name and hasn’t received any money for the past few weeks.  We agreed to send him £30 to tide him over until Friday.