Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

Scottish Welfare Fund Independent Review

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Subject Datesort ascending Outcome
Proportionate evidence gathering Mr C applied for a crisis grant as he had no money for food and utilities.… August 2019 Not upheld
Proportionate evidence gathering Ms C applied for a crisis grant for living expenses.… August 2019 Not upheld
Inconsistencies/ Reason to doubt Miss C applied for a crisis grant for food and living expenses.… July 2019 Upheld
Inconsistencies/ Reason to doubt Ms C, an EEA national, applied for a crisis grant for living expenses.… July 2019 Not upheld
Homelessness qualifying criterion Mr C applied for a community care grant after securing a tenancy following periods of imprisonment and homelessness.… June 2019 Upheld
Exceptional pressure qualifying criterion Ms C applied for a community care grant for household items.… June 2019 Not upheld
Exceptional circumstances for crisis grants Ms C applied for a crisis grant for food and living expenses… May 2019 Not upheld
Common medical conditions with respect to priority Ms C applied for a community care grant application… April 2019 Upheld
Priority hall carpets Ms C requested an independent review of the council's decision on her community care grant application… March 2019 Upheld
Common medical conditions with respect to priority Mr C, a housing officer, applied for a community care grant on behalf of his client, Ms A… March 2019 Upheld

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