Social security: benefit take-up strategy

This take-up strategy is the first to be published under the provision of the Social Security (Scotland) Act.


Footnotes

1. See: https://www.gov.scot/publications/analysis-written-responses-consultation-social-security-scotland/pages/1/

2. See: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2018/9/section/1

3. Dubois and Ludwinek (October 2014) 'Access to Benefits,' Eurofound.

4. See: Eurofound (2015), Access to social benefits: Reducing non-take-up, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

5. See: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/section/4

6. For more information see https://www.gov.scot/publications/social-security-experience-panels-initial-findings-development-young-carer-grant/ and https://www.gov.scot/publications/social-security-experience-panels-young-carer-grant-research/.

7. More information on the development of Our Charter can be found at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/developing-scottish-social-security-charter-co-design-action/.

8. See: https://www.gov.scot/groups/scottish-commission-on-social-security/

9. See: https://www.socialsecurity.gov.scot/what-we-do/stakeholder-resources/best-start-grant-school-age-payment

10. DWP (2018), Income-related benefits: estimates of take-up: financial year 2016 to 2017

11. The estimate of take-up of SSMG is provided here: Scottish Fiscal Commission (September 2018), Supplementary Costings: Social Security Best Start Grant (Pregnancy and Baby Grant)

12. Berthoud, R. (2010) The take-up of Carer's Allowance: a feasibility study

13. Scottish Government (2019), Scottish Surveys Core Questions 2017

14. A condition that is expected to last over 12 months.

15. DWP, Stat-Xplore

16. J├Ąckle, A. and Pudney, S. (2015), 'Survey response behaviour and the dynamics of self-reported health and disability: an experimental analysis', Survey response behaviour and the dynamics of self-reported health and disability: an experimental analysis, Institute for Social and Economic Research

17. Kasparova, D., Marsh, A. and Wilkinson, D. (2007), The take-up of Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance: Feasibility Study, DWP

18. Kasparova, D., Mackinnon, K. and Wilkinson, D. (2011), Predicting the Outcome of Disability Living Allowance adult claims, DWP

19. Hancock, R. , Morciano, M. , Pudney, S. and Zantomio, F. (2015), Do household surveys give a coherent view of disability benefit targeting?: a multisurvey latent variable analysis for the older population in Great Britain, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society.

20. See: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/section/4

21. More detail is provided in the Annex of the Scottish Government (June 2019), Analysis of Options for the Income Supplement

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