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Over 500,000 To Transfer From DWP To New Scottish Social Security Department

23rd July 2019

Social security case transfer: policy position paper.

The purpose of this paper is to set out our approach to transferring existing benefits cases from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to our own agency Social Security Scotland. It explains the context of the existing systems in DWP from which cases must be transferred, and sets out our approach and plans for transfer.

There will be over 500,000 existing cases to be transferred from DWP once we have established the new devolved benefits. These are people in Scotland who already receive from DWP one or more of the benefits that are being devolved and is clearly a significant portion of Scotland's population.

Case transfer will start in 2020 after Disability Assistance for Children and Young People (DACYP) is delivered. This will replace DWP's Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children. Case transfer for all existing in scope DWP cases is targeted to complete in 2024 with the majority being completed in 2023.

To read the paper in full please click on the link below;