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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15987: Pauline McNeill (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 17 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on not using the mobility test 20-metre threshold as an assessment tool for Personal Independence Payments when this benefit is devolved.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 1 May 2018

The Scottish Government is committed to co-designing the social security system with people who receive benefits. We will ensure that the assessment process, including any thresholds used, is built around the needs of clients to deliver dignity and respect.

We are currently working with key stakeholders and our Experience Panels to consider the relevant criteria.