Date lodged: 7 December 2017
To ask the Scottish Government at what rate will Winter Fuel Payments be made to families with disabled children on the higher rate of Disability Living Allowance.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 21 December 2017
The rate at which the Winter Heating Allowance will be paid to families with severely disabled children is being considered as part of the ongoing policy development process. This will include direct engagement with key stakeholders and our experience panels, prior to bringing forward draft regulations and, depending on the outcome, draft legislation as it goes through the Parliamentary process. As outlined in written answer to S5W-13158 on 22 December 2017, we have committed to not means testing the allowance. All answers to written Parliamentary Questions are available on the Parliament's website, the search facility for which can be found at http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx