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Child Disability Payment case transfer stakeholder events

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 2nd August 2021

The events will inform and prepare stakeholders for the case transfer process from Disability Living Allowance to Child Disability Payment.

Prior to our Case Transfer process launching for Child Disability Payment, Social Security Scotland will be hosting a series of events on Microsoft Teams to provide stakeholders with information and detail of this process.

These events are for stakeholders supporting families with children who are living with a disability or long term health conditions and currently receive Disability Living Allowance for Children from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Social Security Scotland will begin the process of transferring cases of people who are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance for Children to Child Disability Payment in Autumn 2021. The Department for Work and Pensions will stop taking new applications for Disability Living Allowance for children across Scotland from Autumn 2021.

The event will provide information on Social Security Scotland’s Case Transfer process including:

  • An introduction to case transfer
  • The timeline for transfers
  • The process and the client journey
  • How we will communicate with clients throughout this journey

Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of their subject matter experts during this event.

Child Disability Payment will replace Disability Living Allowance for Children, which is currently delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions, in Scotland.  Child Disability Payment is designed to provide extra money to help with the costs of caring for a child with a disability or ill-health condition.

All Scottish clients who currently receive Disability Living Allowance for Children will have their benefit replaced by Child Disability Payment between Autumn 2021 and Autumn 2022 via the case transfer process. Their payments will not change and will be paid at the same rates and at the same time as their Disability Living Allowance for Children was.

Interested stakeholders can register for any of the following dates via Eventbrite (all event links below will take you away from our website):

Further information on Case Transfers can be found here (this link will take you away from our website).

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