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Scottish Welfare Fund - Can I get help from the Scottish Welfare Fund?

The Scottish Welfare Fund can give grants to people on low incomes living in Scotland.

Can I get help from the Scottish Welfare Fund?

You must be on a low income to get help from the Scottish Welfare Fund. 

There is no set definition of what this means, but it generally means your income should be similar to the income of someone getting benefits like Universal Credit or Pension Credit.

You must usually have less than £700 in savings to get a grant if you are under pension age. If you are over pension age, then you must usually have less than £1,200 in savings.

There is a fixed budget for each local authority so applications will be prioritised according to local authority rules around need and circumstances.

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