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Disability and Carers Benefits Expert Advisory Group: Workplan

Disability and Carers Benefits Expert Advisory Group Forward Workplan.

This workplan is intended to be a high level working document. It will be reviewed and updated periodically.

Milestone Date
Workshop: Legislation and workplan 6th June 2017
Identify key Workstreams / Collaboratives to take forward priorities of Workplan. 30th June 2017
Agree separate Workplan for assessments and appeals workstream. July 2017
Provide advice to Ministers on the primary legislation – any founding principles on the face of the Bill. This to be via amendment, as Bill introduction is June 2017. By end August 2017
Provide advice to Ministers on cross cutting policies, e.g. appeals, reviews, and cross-border issues. By end August 2017
Provide advice to Ministers on Carers Allowance Increase. By end August 2017
Provide advice to Ministers on high level staffing needs for the Agency, including staffing needs for assessments. By autumn 2017
Workshop: The Dignity and Respect agenda. 14 September 2017
Workshop: Scrutiny. Jointly with Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit Advisory Group. September 2017 (tbc)
Provide advice to Ministers on Scrutiny. By end October 2017
Provide specific advice to Ministers on Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA). Up to 1 year in advance of planned launch date
Provide specific advice to Ministers on Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB). Up to 1 year in advance of planned launch date
Provide specific advice to Ministers on Attendance Allowance (AA). Up to 1 year in advance of planned launch date
Provide specific advice to Ministers on Carers Allowance (CA). Up to 1 year in advance of planned launch date
Provide specific advice to Ministers on Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Up to 1 year in advance of planned launch date
Provide specific advice to Ministers on Personal Independence Payments (PIP). Up to 1 year in advance of planned launch date

Meeting dates:

Meeting 1: 21 April 2017
Meeting 2: 30 June 2017
Meeting 3: 31 August 2017
Meeting 4: 30 November 2017

Contact

Email: ceu@gov.scot

Telephone: 0300 244 4000

Post:
Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
17 Aug 2017
Disability and Carers Benefits Expert Advisory Group: Workplan