Scottish Welfare Fund – effective applications

Level: Standard

This course provides both a practical introduction to the fund and an overview of the tactics which make for an effective application. It explains when and how to make applications for DWP short-term benefit advances – often a preliminary step before a Scottish Welfare Fund application.

The course covers:

  • What is the Scottish Welfare Fund
  • Who can get a grant
  • The key ingredients of an effective application
  • Using the guidance
  • Challenging refusals
  • Applying for a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) short-term benefit advance