Social Security (Act) 2018: progress report 2019 to 2020

This report is published under Section 20 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 which requires Scottish Ministers to report annually on the performance of the Scottish social security system.

Section 5: Right to appeal 

Scottish Ministers must indicate, as part of this report, whether it is appropriate to amend the process for determining entitlement. Given the volume of appeals is low and there is no clear indication of issues around the application and determination process Scottish Ministers do not consider that there is any need for change at this time. 

Appeals data will be kept under review and, as required, Scottish Ministers will report annually on whether the determination process needs to be amended.

The redeterminations and appeal data will be included in Social Security Scotland’s Annual report. 



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