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Chief Medical Officer's guidance for clinicians completing a BASRiS form

This guidance is for clinicians who have a patient with a terminal illness and need to complete a Benefits Assessment for Special Rules in Scotland (BASRiS) form on their behalf. The BASRiS form is supporting information for Social Security Scotland to make a decision for Child Disability Payment.

The BASRiS form will replace the DS1500 for Scotland's new forms of Disability Assistance.

From 22 November 2021, you can submit a BASRiS form for a child applying for Child Disability Payment in Scotland.

From Summer 2022, you will also be able to submit a BASRiS form for an adult applying for Adult Disability Payment in Scotland.

Find out how to request a BASRiS form

You must refer to the Chief Medical Officer's guidance when you're completing the BASRiS form. It details how you need to explain and give evidence of your clinical diagnosis so that the form is completed correctly.

View the Chief Medical Officer's guidance

If you cannot find the answer you need in the Chief Medical Officer’s guidance or the frequently asked questions, you can call the Clinical Helpline.

Download the most up-to-date guidance.

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