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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21726: Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 20 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what role Social Security Scotland’s Local Delivery Relationship Leads will have in delivering face-to-face assessments, or the Scottish equivalent.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 5 March 2019

The Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that assessments for Disability Assistance must be carried out by people who are ‘suitably qualified’ to do so. Social Security Scotland will ensure those carrying out face to face assessments, if required, are suitably qualified to understand the impact that an individual’s disability or condition has on them. Local Delivery Relationship Leads will support clients through the process should they need it.