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Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018

Strategy to promote take-up (sections 8 and 9)

18.Section 8 obliges the Scottish Ministers to have a strategy to promote the take-up of assistance. The strategy must estimate the extent of take-up of the assistance provided for by the Scottish social security system and explain what steps Ministers will take to ensure individuals receive what they are eligible to receive. The strategy must be published. Section 9 sets timescales for preparation and review of the strategy. That section also requires consultation with specific persons as part of its preparation and review, in addition to other persons whom Ministers consider it appropriate to consult.

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