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Scottish Welfare Fund Independent Review

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Case summaries

Subject Month / Year Outcome
Change of circumstances within 28 days Mr C had applied for a Crisis Grant for living expenses as his first Universal Credit (UC) payment was not due to be paid for approximately six weeks January 2017 Not upheld
Exceptional pressure qualifying criterion Ms C applied to the council for a community care grant for a number of household goods after securing a tenancy January 2017 Upheld
Exceptional pressure qualifying criterion Mr C applied to the council for a community care grant for a number of household items January 2017 Not upheld
Exceptional pressure qualifying criterion Mr C had applied for a Community Care Grant for a fridge January 2017 Not upheld
Exceptional pressure qualifying criterion Ms C applied for a community care grant for a number of baby items January 2017 Upheld
Medical exclusion Mr C had applied for a Community Care Grant to pay for the installation for a level access shower October 2016 Not upheld