A Consultation on Improving Disability Assistance in Scotland

Closed 28 May 2019

Opened 5 Mar 2019

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This consultation asks questions on whether the policy intent set out in the Scottish approach to Disability Assistance will meet the needs of the children and adults it is intended to help. We would like to gather views to ensure we have identified the best possible approach to delivering this assistance before we draft the benefit regulations.

Building on our work with Experience Panels we are now keen to gather further views of people with a working knowledge of social security, including disability benefits, and experience of applying for disability benefits. The Scottish Commissionon Social Security (SCoSS) has been established and will scrutinise the Disability Assistance regulations which will be drafted in accordance with feedback from this consultation.

View full consultation paper on gov.scot.

View the Easy Read paper on gov.scot.

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  • Equality, Welfare and Rights
  • Health and Social Care
  • Work and Skills