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 assistance||Covered 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)||YES||YES||YES (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,)||YES||YES||YES (Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, Severe Disablement Allowance)|
|Employment Injury Assistance||YES||YES||YES (Industrial Injuries Scheme)|
|Funeral Expense Assistance*||YES||YES||NO|
|Cold Spell Heating Assistance||YES||NO||NO|
|Winter Heating Assistance||YES||NO||NO|
|Early Years Assistance (Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment, Best Start Grant Early Learning Payment, Best Start Grant School Age Payment)||YES||NO||NO|
|Top-ups to be created under section 79||NO||NO||NO|
|Scottish Child Payment||NO||NO – But Scottish Government is committed to uprating||NO|
|Discretionary Housing Payments||NO||NO||NO|
|Carer’s Allowance Supplement||NO||NO – but uprated under Section 81||NO|
*The Scottish Government is committed to uprating this benefit but the UK Government is not (Funeral Expense Payment).