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

Section 16 – Misuse of direct payment: recovery

52.Section 16 provides for the local authority to require repayment of all or part of the direct payment from the supported person if they have used all or part of the direct payment on things other than the assessed services or support required or where the person has contravened any regulations made under section 15.

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