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Publication - Consultation Paper

Social Security in Scotland: consultation (easy read version)

Published: 11 Aug 2016
Part of:
Communities and third sector
ISBN:
9781786523938

Easy read version of the consultation on social security, including policy, delivery and operational issues.

146 page PDF

2.9MB

146 page PDF

2.9MB

Contents
Social Security in Scotland: consultation (easy read version)
Footnotes

146 page PDF

2.9MB

Footnotes

1 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00496621.pdf

2 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00494859.pdf

3 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00496621.pdf

4 John Downie; SCVO, Director of Public Affairs, writing for Third Force News - http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/Scotland-to-create-a-fairer-social-security-system

(October 2015)

5 http://www.gov.scot/resource/0039/00390989.pdf

6 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2014/10/enacted

7 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2015/5/contents

8 Justice Committee; Stage 1 Report on the Tribunals (Scotland) Bill, para. 128

9 Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014; section 12, "Principle to be observed"

10 Welfare Funds (Scotland) Act 2015; section 5, "Respect for, and dignity of, applicants for assistance"

11 Scottish Welfare Fund - Statutory Guidance; http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00498598.pdf, para. 4.1

12 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00494859.pdf

13 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0047/00479666.pdf

14 http://www.parliament.scot/S4_Welfare_Reform_Committee/General%20Documents/6th_Report_Future_Delivery_of_Social_Security_in_Scotland.pdf

15 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/Doc/981/0114237.pdf

16 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2011/09/14082209/5

17 View the Equality Act 2010 at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15 contents for further information. You can download the Equality Act in Easy Read here: http://www.equalities.gov.uk/equality_act_2010.aspx

18 View the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at: https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities.html

View in Easy Read at: www.equalityhumanrights.com/uploaded_files/publications/uncrpd_guide_easyread.pdf

19 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00494859.pdf

20 Scottish Parliament; Official Report, Meeting of the Parliament 1 March, col. 42

21 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00497219.pdf

22 See the Social Security Administration Act 1992, sections 170 - 174

23 See the Social Security Administration Act 1992, Schedule 5

24 See the Social Security Administration Act 1992, section 170

25 See the Social Security Administration Act 1992, section 171, which sets the remit by a general reference to industrial injuries benefit and its administration

26 https://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/90832.aspx

27 http://www.cas.org.uk/spotlight/social-security-benefits

28 http://inclusionscotland.org/welfare-reform-impacts-on-disabled-people-the-facts/

29 http://www.engender.org.uk/gendermattersinsocialsecurity/

30 http://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/inflationandpriceindices/bulletins/consumerpriceinflation/previousReleases

31 Where we use the phrase assessment, we mean some form of appraisal of eligibility, wherever possible this will not be conducted on a face-to-face basis.

32 http://www.motability.co.uk/

33 Scotland's Carers - http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0047/00473691.pdf

34 Scotland's Carers - http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0047/00473691.pdf

35 Valuing Carers (2015):Carers UK - http://www.carersuk.org/for-professionals/training

36 Personal Independence Payment - daily living component; Disability Living Allowance - the middle or highest care rate; Attendance Allowance; Constant Attendance Allowance at or above the normal maximum rate with an Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit; Constant Attendance Allowance at the basic (full day) rate with a War Disablement Pension; Armed Forces Independence Payment

37 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2016/9/contents/enacted

38 http://www.carerpositive.org/

39 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2016/11/contents/enacted

40 Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 contains a definition of a carer, adult carer and young carer. This will remain even if the definition of a carer, for the purposes of paying a benefit, changes.

41 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00494410.pptx

42 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00494410.pptx

43 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/10/3498/5

44 http://www.cas.org.uk/publications/funeral-poverty

45 http://www.gov.scot/Topics/People/fairerscotland/future-powers/Publications/FuneralPoverty

46 This was previously referred to as the Maternity and Early Years Allowance

47 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/10/3498/5

48 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/524321/discretionary-housing-payments-guide.pdf

49 Please see SCoWR's supplement to their Manifesto for Change

50 http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Justice/policies/widening-access/standardsforadvisers

51 For more information about the work of the CSA, you can go to - Complaints Standards Authority - Valuing Complaints

52 You can find out more about the way DWP currently operate mandatory reconsideration here - Appeal to the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal - GOV.UK

53 This is a quote from November 2013, from Esther McVey MP, then Minister for Employment. It can be found, in full, in Hansard here - House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 25 Nov 2013 (pt 0005)

54 The Scottish Government has made its position on sanctions clear. In June 2014, the 2 nd Report of our Expert Working Group on Welfare said that: "We recommend that the current system of sanctions is abolished and instead replaced with a system that is more proportionate, personal and positive" (para. 27).

55 https://www.gov.uk/benefit-overpayments/how-to-make-a-repayment

56 http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Finance/spfm/fraud/fraudannexa

57 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1992/5/section/109/enacted

58 An electronic version of the current code of practice can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/509652/code-of-practice-on-obtaining-information-social-security-fraud-act-2001.pdf

59 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1992/5/section/112/enacted

60 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1992/5/section/112/enacted

61 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00494765.pdf

62 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00496621.pdf

63 Where we use the phrase assessment, we mean some form of appraisal of eligibility, wherever possible this will not be conducted on a face-to-face basis.

64 Personal Independence Payment - daily living component; Disability Living Allowance - the middle or highest care rate; Attendance Allowance; Constant Attendance Allowance at or above the normal maximum rate with an Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit; Constant Attendance Allowance at the basic (full day) rate with a War Disablement Pension; Armed Forces Independence Payment

65 In November 2015, 13,920 children qualified for the highest care component of DLA was 13,920. Of these, 9,820 (71%) were boys and 4,050 (29%) were girls.

66 http://www.gov.scot/resource/doc/344206/0114485.pdf

67 https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/managing-pregnancy-and-maternity-workplace/pregnancy-and-maternity-discrimination-research-findings

68 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-data-on-alternative-payment-arrangements


Contact

Email: Edward Orr, consult.socialsecurityscotland@gov.scot