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.