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Disability assistance in Scotland

Palliative Care Networks for children and families
Consultation opens
5 March - 28 May 2019
Deadline to submit comments to Together for Short Lives
23 May 2019
Deadline to submit comments to Scottish Government
28 May 2019

This consultation asks questions on whether the policy intent set out in the Scottish approach to Disability Assistance will meet the needs of the children and adults it is intended to help. The Scottish Government would like to gather views to ensure they have identified the best possible approach to delivering this assistance before drafting the benefit regulations.

Building on our work with Experience Panels we are now keen to gather further views of people with a working knowledge of social security, including disability benefits, and experience of applying for disability benefits. The Scottish Commission on Social Security (SCoSS) has been established and will scrutinise the Disability Assistance regulations which will be drafted in accordance with feedback from this consultation.

You can read more about the consultation, and the consultation documents, on the Scottish Government website.

Please email your comments to

Informing our consultation responses