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Welfare Funds (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 3: Review of decisions

19.Subsection (1) of this section provides that a local authority must, if requested by the applicant, carry out a review of its decision on a welfare fund application.

20.Subsection (2) provides that the right of review under subsection (1) is subject to subsection (3).

21.Subsection (3) gives the Scottish Ministers the power to make regulations setting out the circumstances in which a local authority decision on a welfare fund application does not have to be reviewed; how an application for review of a local authority decision is to be made, and setting time limits within which applications for review of a local authority decision should be made.

22.Subsection (4) specifies that regulations made under this section are subject to the affirmative procedure.

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