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Scotland Act 1998

Illustrations of reservation

The illustrations provide a non-exhaustive list of some of the types of matter falling within the reservation:


National Insurance.  This covers National Insurance contributions as well as contributory National Insurance benefits such as the state retirement pension;


Social Fund.  This covers grants and loans for special needs;


administration and funding of housing benefit and council tax benefit;


recovery of benefits paid because of accident, injury or disease from persons paying damages and deductions from benefits for the purpose of meeting an individual’s debts;


sharing information between government departments for the purposes of the enactments relating to social security; and


making decisions for the purposes of schemes mentioned in the reservation and appeals against such decisions.

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