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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17334: Alison Johnstone (Lothian)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 19 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made, or plans, as part of its design of the disability assistance allowance, of the impact of the  so-called 20 metre rule for personal independence payments.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 12 July 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.