Date lodged: 12 December 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what the time limit for requesting a backpayment of Scottish social security assistance will be.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 9 January 2018
Policy development and the design of the social security application process is still on-going. Matters relating to time limits for applications will be set out in individual benefit regulations following consultation with key stakeholders.
A key aim of the Scottish Government will be to ensure that people will receive the social security assistance to which they are entitled in the right amount and at the right time.