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 adults in Scotland through Adult Disability Payment.
› The criteria for entitlement to the enhanced mobility component should be changed so that the relevant distance is increased from 20 metres to at least 50 metres.
› Changes are made to the 50% rule to take into account the ongoing impact of fluctuating conditions experienced by some disabled people.
› The past presence condition is removed to ensure that people who would be otherwise eligible to receive Adult Disability Payment can access their right to social security.
› CAS recommends it is made clear in the regulations that lifelong awards can be awarded where appropriate, with no requirement for review unless the individual requests a review.