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NEW! More Scotland Webinars announced

14 September 2021
Find out more about our brnad new webinars to take place in December and February

Scotland Webinar: It’s here! The new child disability payment from Social Security Scotland 1 December 2021

1st December 2021
Online Scotland
From 22 November 2021 child disability payment (CDP) will replace disability living allowance (DLA) for children for new claims across Scotland. Aimed at people who are already familiar with the...

Supporting information for Child disability payment claims – suggestions for education staff

July 2021
Guidance for school staff in Scotland being asked for more information about a pupil’s needs.

Child disability payment launches today

26 July 2021
Browse our elearning, resources and training about this new benefit in Scotland

Child disability payment and terminal illness

Special rules for child disability payment if your child is terminally ill

Introduction of child disability payment

Child disability payment is replacing disability living allowance for children in Scotland

'A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT' - SCOTLAND WEBINAR ANNOUNCED

16 June 2021
Limited capability for work and its effects on universal credit entitlement - Scotland Webinar to take place on 5 October 2021 online

Universal Credit, disability and transitional protection

R (TD & Ors) v Secretary of State for Work And Pensions [2020] EWCA Civ 618
On 12 May 2020, the Court of Appeal handed down a judgment in favour of the appellants in this case. The appellants were originally in receipt of legacy benefits but had to claim universal credit (UC) when the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (SSWP) decided that they were no longer entitled to legacy benefits and terminated their awards.  Even though those decisions were ultimately overturned on revision, the appellants were stuck on UC and received less than they would have if they had remained on legacy benefits.  The Court found that the appellants had been unlawfully discriminated against compared with legacy benefit claimants who had not had any wrongful decision terminating their legacy benefit awards and who would be moved to UC through managed migration when they would benefit from transitional protection. The SSWP applied directly to the Supreme Court for permission to appeal but that application was refused on 26 February 2021. DWP says it hopes to have a scheme in place covering those within the scope of the Court of Appeal judgment in early 2022.