Householders hit by flooding in Calderdale should see hardship payments dropping into their bank accounts shortly.
Calderdale Council will make a £500 payment to homes worst affected to help people get back on their feet.
The criteria for those eligible has been decided and letters have been sent out.
People who have already filled in and returned application forms should receive their money shortly.
Residents can receive the £500 grant if the inside of their home has been flooded. This includes basement and below ground level floors. Garages are also included if they are attached to the home.
Payments are made once checks have been made on eligible properties.
It will be paid automatically if the council has direct debit or bank account details and the council will write to people when money has been transferred.
All claims must be made by April 10.
In addition the council is also providing council tax relief for affected residents with payments suspended for up to six months. The discount will be automatically applied.
Those people who cannot return to their properties yet are asked to ring the council on 01422 393631 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with details of when they are likely to return.
Meanwhile, small businesses which fell victim to the floods will be offered financial support, it has been announced.
An estimated 1,250 businesses in Calderdale were hit by the Boxing Day Storm Eva floods.
The council have now announced that grants of up to £2,500 each will be available to help local businesses get back on track.
Funding will cover clean-up equipment, building and stock security, IT and electricity, temporary accommodation, advice and marketing to keep customers informed.
In addition to the grants, Calderdale are offering 100 per cent relief from their business rates for a minimum of three months, or until businesses begin to trade again.