Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: fairer Scotland impact assessment

Fairer Scotland duty impact assessment to consider potential impacts of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on socio-economic inequality.

Recommendations and Conclusion

This Fairer Scotland Duty has identified that overall, the introduction of these Amendments has the potential to make a positive contribution to reducing inequality and tackling poverty for disabled people in Scotland, particularly on those young people moving from Child Disability Payment to Adult Disability Payment, by making this transition as smooth as possible.

By introducing these amendments, we are helping to ensure that children and young people have financial continuity with regard to timing of payments as they transition to Adult Disability Payment. This is particularly valuable at a time when young people are experiencing many other transitions which can be the source of a great deal of stress and anxiety for them and their families. This contributes to a fairer Scotland by ensuring no group is disadvantaged due to age or disability and aims to make sure we continue to provide the necessary support to disabled people when they need it.

The Scottish Government is committed to designing the devolved social security system with people in Scotland, and on-going engagement with disabled people, external stakeholders and advisory groups will ensure that the impact of the regulations remain under continuous review.


Email: Jennifer.Robertson@gov.scot

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