Child disability cases transferred from DWP to Social Security Scotland: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

Information relating to Child Disability claims transferred from DWP to Social Security Scotland:

Request for Information 1 - How many claims for Child Disability were transferred from DWP, to SSS, on a monthly basis from January 2022 until September 2022?

Request for Information 2 - How many of these claims were new claims?

Request for Information 3 - In how many of these claims, was it just the application form that was received?

Request for Information 4 - How many of these claims were received with missing documents?

Request for Information 5 - Were applicants notified that there claims arrived with missing documents?

Request for Information 6 - How many requests were made by SSS to DWP to obtain missing documentation in January 2022, February 2022, March 2022, April 2022, May 2022, June 2022, July 2022, August 2022 until date of request?

Request for Information 7 - How many children have waited for a decision more than 10 weeks, 20 weeks, 25 weeks, 30 weeks, 35 weeks, 40 weeks, 45 weeks, 50+ weeks?


While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested in parts 4, 5 and 6.

Request for Information 1
The below table shows the number of Child Disability Payment cases transferred to Social Security Scotland by the Department of Work and Pensions, broken down by the month in which they were transferred.


Number of Child Disability Payment cases transferred

January 2022


February 2022


March 2022


April 2022


May 2022


June 2022


July 2022


August 2022


As of the date of your request (02 September 2022) no cases had been transferred in September 2022.

Request for Information 2
None of the cases which were transferred were new “claims”. All cases transferred are for clients who have existing awards.

Request for Information 3
None of the cases transferred consisted of an application form only.

Request for Information 7
We have interpreted your request as relating to case transfer. No client has waited for a decision on their case following case transfer.

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