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Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

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39 Matters which may be managedS

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(1)The matters which may be managed under this Part by the managers of an authorised establishment are—

(a)claiming, receiving, holding and spending any pension, benefit, allowance or other payment other than under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c.4)[F1, the State Pensions Credit Act 2002 (c. 16)][F2, Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act 2007 or Part 1 or 4 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012];

(b)claiming, receiving, holding and spending any money to which a resident is entitled;

(c)holding any other moveable property to which the resident is entitled;

(d)disposing of such moveable property,

and in this Part these matters, or any of them, are referred to as residents’ affairs; and cognate expressions shall be construed accordingly.

(2)In managing these matters, the managers of an authorised establishment shall—

(a)act only for the benefit of the resident; and

(b)have regard to the sentimental value that any item might have for the resident, or would have but for the resident’s incapacity.

(3)The managers of an authorised establishment shall not, without the consent of the supervisory body, manage any matter if that matter has a value greater than that which is prescribed for the purposes of this subsection.

(4)The supervisory body may in relation to an individual resident permit the managers of the authorised establishment to manage any matter which has a value greater than that which is prescribed in relation to it under subsection (3).

(5)For the purpose of this section, “manage” denotes no greater responsibility than complying with the duties set out in this section.

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I1S. 39 wholly in force 1.10.2003; s. 39 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 89(2); s. 39(3) in force for specified purposes at 6.3.2003 by S.S.I. 2003/136, art. 2; s. 39(3) in force for further specified purposes at 29.5.2003 by S.S.I. 2003/267, art. 2(1); s. 39 in force in so far as not already in force at 1.10.2003 by S.S.I. 2003/267, art. 2(2)

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