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Disability benefits: Disability Assistance for Children and Young People (Amendment ) (Scotland) Regulations 2021

Details of The Disability Assistance for Children and Young People (Amendment ) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 which covers changes to the The Disability Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Regulations 2021.


The Disability Assistance for Children and Young People (Amendment ) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 will make changes to The Disability Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Regulations 2021.

These regulations cover how child disability payment will be delivered in Scotland and how the responsibility for delivering these benefits is transferred from the Department for Work and Pensions to Social Security Scotland.

The Regulations cover:

  • Changes to the rules and eligibility criteria for child disability payment
  • Technical changes to the case transfer process from the Department for Work and Pensions  to Social Security Scotland

Child disability payment provides financial assistance to help meet the costs associated with the care and mobility needs of a child who has a disability.  The amendments will make sure that we deliver a system that is based on fairness, dignity and respect for the individual.

There will be no significant changes to the eligibility criteria.

The Scottish Commission on Social Security

Copies of the draft amendment Regulations have also been issued to the Scottish Commission on Social Security for scrutiny. This is required by the duty placed on Scottish Ministers set out in section 97 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.

The Scottish Commission on Social Security will provide a report on the policy proposals set out in regulations. This will be laid before parliament alongside the draft regulations in Autumn 2021.

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