Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations: scrutiny report on the regulations
Scottish Commission on Social Security (SCoSS) scrutiny report on the Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021.
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1. The WHACYP Regulations as made conferred entitlement upon children and young people in receipt of DLA only, with CDP subsequently added as an additional qualifying benefit by Regulation 18 of the Disability Assistance for Children and Young People (Consequential Amendment and Transitional Provision) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/73)
3. Equality Impact Assessment – the figure of 3,900 in the EQIA appears to refer to retrospective awards of CWHA for winter 2020-21. The number of young people in receipt of PIP is likely to reduce over time as the 'Rising 16s' policy allows them to remain on DLA after their 16th birthday.
5. The enjoyment of the rights and freedoms set forth in this Convention shall be secured without discrimination on any ground such as sex, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other status.
6. The level of a CWHA award was uprated by Regulation 5 of the Social Security (Up-rating) (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/170)
7. SCoSS's scrutiny report on the Child Disability Payment Amendment regulations
8. This was noted in SCoSS's evidence to the Social Security Committee on the WHACYP Regulations – https://archive2021.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/report.aspx?r=12769&mode=pdf
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