Date lodged: 23 November 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-02679 by Jeane Freeman on 28 September 2016, how many families would currently benefit from extending eligibility for Winter Fuel Payments to families with children in receipt of the highest care component of the Disability Living Allowance.
Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 12 December 2018
Details of the number of children receiving the highest care component of Disability Living Allowance and living in Scotland are published by the Department for Work and Pensions on their Stat-Xplore website. The most recent data published by DWP showed that in May 2018 there were 13,004 children in receipt of the higher rate of the care component of the Disability Living Allowance in Scotland.