Office of the Discretionary Support Commissioner - Annual Report 2021 - 2022

Date published: 16 August 2022

Discretionary Support is administered by the Department for Communities (the Department). The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 makes provision for the Department to make payments by way of grant or loan to prescribed persons. Those arrangements constitute the provision of Discretionary Support, which is available only in Northern Ireland. Arrangements came into operation on 28 November 2016.

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