The following information for the time period 1 July 2022 to 1 July 2023.
Request for information 1: The number of individuals in receipt of Child Disability Payment that did not apply for Adult Disability Payment before their 18th birthday.
Request for information 2: The number of individuals in receipt of Child Disability Payment who had an application for Adult Disability Payment still pending a decision after their 18th birthday.
Request for information 3: The number of individuals in receipt of Child Disability Payment who received reminder letters notifying them to apply for Adult Disability Payment. In other words, the number of reminder letters (or email or phone calls) issued to individuals in receipt of Child Disability Payment to notify them to apply for Adult Disability Payment
Requests for information 1 and 2:
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the costs of locating, retrieving and providing the information requested would exceed the upper cost limit of £600. This would require analysis of over 12,000 records. Under section 12 of FOISA public authorities are not required to comply with a request for information if the authority estimates that the cost of complying would exceed the upper cost limit, which is currently set at £600 by Regulations made under section 12.
You may, however, wish to consider reducing the scope of your request in order that the costs can be brought below £600. You may wish to do this by narrowing the timeframe of your request. You may also find it helpful to look at the Scottish Information Commissioner's 'Tips for requesting information under FOI and the EIRs' on his website at:
Request for information 3:
All clients in receipt of Child Disability Payment receive a letter informing them to apply for Adult Disability Payment 6 months before their entitlement end date. 2,812 such reminder letters were sent to clients during the timeframe specified.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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