Scottish Welfare Fund - First Tier Review

Local Councils are responsible for the approval of Scottish Welfare Fund applications. If your application has been refused in the last 28 days you can request a review by completing this form. This review is called a “First Tier Review” – we sent you a leaflet explaining the process with your letter.


You can find out more about the process online here.


It’s helpful to have your refusal letter to hand when completing the form – using the reference number that appears on the letter makes filling out this form much quicker.


If you don’t have your refusal letter to hand, or if you’re applying for a review on someone else’s behalf and don’t have a copy of their letter, you’ll need either a few other details instead:

  • The applicant’s date of birth
  • The applicant’s national insurance number
  • The applicant’s address with post code
  • The applicant’s telephone number
  • The applicant’s email address


If you’re applying on someone else’s behalf, you’ll also need a signed consent letter from the original applicant to authorise the request for a review. We won’t review their application without one.

Before you start filling out this form, sign into Fifedirect to keep a record in your account.

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