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S5W-22309: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 21 March 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-22077 by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 20 March 2019, how any remaining working age Disability Living Allowance cases will be handled for the purposes of transfer; what form of disability assistance these cases will be transferred to, and at what stage of the process these cases will be transferred from 2021.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 29 March 2019

I refer to the previous answer to S5W-22077. As DWP have not confirmed how many working-age people in receipt of Disability Living Allowance will not have been migrated to Personal Independence Payment at the date of transfer of Executive Competence, we cannot confirm how many working age Disability Living Allowance cases will be handled for the purposes of transfer. We are still formulating policy if DWP do not complete the migration of working age Disability Living Allowance by the date of transfer of Executive Competence, and are still in discussions with DWP. As noted in my social security statement on 28th February I will "report back to Parliament once discussions are more advanced".