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Welfare Funds (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 8: Ombudsman’s powers

39.This section gives the Ombudsman the power, where the Ombudsman considers that the decision made by the local authority is not the one that should have been made, to direct the local authority to make an award out of its welfare fund or to remit the case to the local authority so that it can re-consider its decision.

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