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Scottish Welfare Fund: statutory guidance – March 2021

An update to the Scottish Welfare Fund statutory guidance, previously published in May 2019, to include a section on the Self-isolation Support Grant and to correct any inaccuracies or anachronisms which have occurred since the previous publication.

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Scottish Welfare Fund: statutory guidance – March 2021
Annex B - Payments To Be Disregarded For Calculating Savings

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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

Contact

Email: swfqueries@gov.scot