Date lodged: 3 July 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the debate on Dignity, Fairness and Respect in Disability Benefits on 9 June 2016, which section of the Social Security (Scotland) Bill ensures that disability benefits “are increased at least in line with inflation to ensure that they cover the cost of living”.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 25 July 2017
Section 14 of the Social Security (Scotland) Bill provides Scottish Ministers with the powers to set and vary the rates of Disability Assistance, in regulations. This includes varying the rates in line with inflation.