Date lodged: 21 August 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to prepare for the devolution of industrial injuries benefit.
Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 6 September 2018
The Scottish Government has engaged with the Industrial Injuries Advisory Group on issues associated with the transfer of the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits (IIDB) and provision has been included in the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 to facilitate delivery of the Scheme. It will be known as Employment Injury Assistance in Scotland, as established by the Act.
In delivering Employment Injury Assistance in Scotland, we will ensure that it remains non-means tested, no-fault and non-contributory.