Return of confiscated welfare allowance for a disabled person under guardianship

Return of confiscated welfare allowance for a disabled person under guardianship

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The mother of a disabled person under legal guardianship complained to the Ombudsman that the Municipality of the family residence confiscated the account in which the welfare allowance of the disabled was deposited, in order to counterbalance the debts of the father and legal guardian.

The Ombudsman pointed out that, although this account was not declared as “unseizable” (not subject to confiscation) in the computerised Tax System (TAXIS net), the money confiscated was the welfare allowance of the disabled person, which raises major ethical issues.
After the intervention of the Ombudsman, the City Council decided unanimously to reimburse the disabled person.    
 

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