This guide is intended to assist welfare rights advisers and legal aid providers with a welfare benefits contract in determining where it might be appropriate to apply for Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) for your clients and to assist advisers in making successful applications for ECF.

ECF is potentially available in a range of welfare benefits cases, at various stages in a claim, where the applicant’s particular circumstances require it. This guide is intended to help to identify those cases where making an ECF application is worthwhile and to maximise the chances of making a successful application.

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