Delivery of devolved social security benefits: stakeholder toolkit

The stakeholder toolkit contains an overview of the delivery of devolved benefits, delivery timetable, factsheets and information on spreading the word about devolved benefits.

Delivery Timetable

What is happening next and when?

When What
29 April 2019 Best Start Grant Early Learning Payment
3 June 2019 Best Start Grant School Age Payment
Summer 2019 Funeral Expense Assistance
Autumn 2019 Young Carer Grant
Summer 2020 Disability Assistance for Children and Young People will open to new claims (replaces Disability Living Allowance for children).
Summer 2020 Eligibility for Disability Assistance for Children and Young People extended from age 16 to age 18.
By end 2020 Children who receive the highest care component of Disability Assistance become entitled to Winter Heating Assistance (16,000 children; £200 payment).
By end 2020 Disability Assistance for Older People (over 65) will open to new claims (replaces Attendance Allowance).
Early 2021 Disability Assistance for Working Age People will open to new claims (replaces UK Government's Personal Independence Payment).
Early 2021 Start new additional payment for carers who look after more than one disabled child.
By end of 2021 Scottish Carer's Allowance opens to new claims (this will be one regular payment made up of Carers Allowance, Carer's Allowance Supplement and, if applicable payments for carers of more than one disabled child).
Winter 2021 Winter Heating Assistance and Cold Spell Heating Assistance delivered to eligible recipients in their current form and to those in receipt of assistance from Social Security Scotland.


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