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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-08861
Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 6 June 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will set out its plans for Severe Disability Payment.

Current status: Answered by Ben Macpherson on 21 June 2022


Answer

Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) will continue to be delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions on behalf of the Scottish Government, which Parliament were informed of in February 2019. Consultation and survey responses indicated that replacing Severe Disablement Allowance, which has been closed to new applicants since 2001, would cause unnecessary disruption to the approximately 1300 clients in Scotland who continue to receive it.