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CAS response to the revised draft Disability Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Regulations 2020

Citizens Advice Scotland recommends the draft regulations are amended to change or clarify a number of areas to improve the social security support provided to disabled children and young people.

In particular, we recommend:

  • The statutory timescale for Social Security Scotland to make a redetermination should be reduced to no longer than 42 days.
  • The past presence requirements should be removed.
  • Amendments should be made to ensure that children and young people who face barriers as a result of a mental health condition can qualify for disability assistance on a fair basis. 
Debbie Horne
Publication date
November 2020
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