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Civil news: financial eligibility assessments for Grenfell Tower victims

Financial support provided to victims of Grenfell tower fire to pay for essentials can be disregarded when making financial eligibility assessments.

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When making civil eligibility assessments for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire you can disregard any financial support they have received from the Government’s Grenfell Tower Resident’s Discretionary Fund or charities to pay for essentials such as clothes, food, transport and funeral costs following the fire.

We have urgently amended relevant legislation to ensure that Grenfell Tower fire victims are not disadvantaged in applying for legal aid because of these payments.

Details are in the further guidance – see link below.

Further information

Published 14 July 2017