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Social Care (Self-directed Support)(Scotland) Act 2013

Sections 5 to 8 – Choice of options

15.Sections 5, 7 and 8 apply to the three groups of supported people: adults assessed as requiring support under section 12A of the 1968 Act; adult carers; and children (and/or their families) receiving support under section 22 of the 1995 Act (which includes children who are carers). All three sections require the authority to give the supported person the opportunity to choose one of the options for self-directed support. All three sections require the authority to inform the supported person of the amount of each of the self-directed support options that they are choosing from. And all three sections clarify the authority’s duties where the person is deemed to be ineligible to receive direct payments.

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