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S5W-18779: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 13 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has assumed executive competence for handling pre-existing Carer's Allowance overpayment and fraud debt, and whether these debts are subject to (a) DWP recovery rules under agency arrangements or (b) Social Security Scotland procedures.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 27 September 2018

The Scottish Government assumed executive competence for Carer's Allowance, and associated debt, on 3 September 2018. As Carers Allowance will continued to be delivered by DWP under an agency agreement, the recovery of this debt is subject to existing rules.