Scottish Welfare Fund: statutory guidance May 2019
The Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) aims to provide a safety net to people on low incomes through Crisis Grants and Community Care Grants.
Annex B - Payments To Be Disregarded For Calculating Savings
These sources of income should normally be ignored in calculating savings:
- Housing Benefit
- Social Fund payments
- Disability Living Allowance (including mobility component), Personal Independence Payments (including mobility component), Armed Forces Independent Payments, Attendance Allowance or equivalents paid through industrial injuries or war pensions schemes
- Payments under Section 12 of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 except where these are made for the same purpose as the application
- Savings for a child or young person who is looked after (under the Looked After (Scotland) Regulations 2009) whether in a junior ISA or other account
- The value of the applicant's home, or premises acquired for occupation by the applicant within the next 6 months
- The value of any premises occupied by a relative or former partner of the applicant.
- The value of any reversionary interest
- The assets of any business owned by the applicant
- Any sum paid to the applicant intended for repair or replacement of personal possessions, or loss or damage to the home.
- Any sum acquired on the express condition that it is used for effecting essential repairs or improvements to the home
- Any personal possessions, except those acquired for the purpose of securing eligibility for a Crisis Grant
- Any payment made under section 22 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 unless the payment was made for the same need as the Crisis Grant application
- Any run-on payment of council tax discount or housing benefit
- Any compensation award set aside for the replacement of lost livelihood
- Any integration loan granted under The Integration Loans for Refugees and Others Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/1598).
- People leaving prison discharge grants
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