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Question ref. S6W-04370
Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 18 November 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to applications to Social Security Scotland for means-tested devolved benefits, whether military compensation is exempt from being categorised as income, and if this is not the case, under what circumstances could military compensation be categorised as income.

Current status: Answered by Ben Macpherson on 1 December 2021


Answer

The Scottish Government do not provide any directly means tested benefits and therefore have not taken any decisions as to whether military compensation would be categorised as income or not.

Determination of what is considered income when assessing reserved qualifying benefit entitlements is a responsibility of the UK Government.