Draft Social Security (Up-rating) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2019: policy paper and analytical report

The Scottish Commission on Social Security's policy paper and analytical report on the draft Social Security (Up-rating) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 with recommendations for the Scottish Government.

Annex A: Reporting and uprating requirements

The table shows whether or not each form of devolved assistance is:

  • covered by section 77 of the 2018 Act.
  • covered by section 78 of the 2018 Act.
  • covered by an agency agreement.
Form of assistanceCovered by duty to report under section 77?Covered by duty to uprate under section 78? Covered by an Agency Agreement now or in the future?
Carer’s Assistance (Carer’s Assistance, Carer’s Additional Child Payment, Young Carer Grant) YESYESYES (Carer’s Allowance)
Disability Assistance (Disability Assistance for Children and Young People, Disability Assistance for Working Age People, Disability Assistance for Older People, Disability Living Assistance 65+, Severe Disablement Allowance,)YESYESYES (Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, Severe Disablement Allowance)
Employment Injury Assistance YESYESYES (Industrial Injuries Scheme)
Funeral Expense Assistance*YESYESNO
Cold Spell Heating AssistanceYESNONO
Winter Heating AssistanceYESNONO
Early Years Assistance (Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment, Best Start Grant Early Learning Payment, Best Start Grant School Age Payment)YESNONO
Housing AssistanceYESNONO
Short-term AssistanceYESNONO
Top-ups to be created under section 79NONONO
Scottish Child PaymentNONO – But Scottish Government is committed to upratingNO
Discretionary Housing PaymentsNONONO
Carer’s Allowance SupplementNONO – but uprated under Section 81NO

*The Scottish Government is committed to uprating this benefit but the UK Government is not (Funeral Expense Payment).

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