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The Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2014

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Notification of first instance decisions

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71.—(1) Every person whose rights or liabilities are affected by a decision under regulation 70 (first instance decisions) must be notified of it in writing by the body which made it as soon as is reasonably practicable.

(2) A notification of a decision that the person is not entitled to a benefit must include the grounds for the decision.

(3) A notification of a decision about the amount of a benefit must include a statement showing how it is calculated.

(4) Every notification must contain a conspicuous statement giving the address from which further information about the decision may be obtained.

(5) Every notification must also—

(a)refer to the rights available under regulations 72 (applications to resolve disagreements) and 74 (reference of disagreement for reconsideration by Scottish Ministers);

(b)specify the time limits within which the rights under those regulations may be exercised; and

(c)specify the job title and the address of the person to whom applications under regulation 72 (applications to resolve disagreements) may be made.

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