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Information relating to Child Disability Payment applicants who died prior to the approval of their application: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

FOI Reference: FOI/202400405199
Date received: 18 March 2024
Date responded: 16 April 2024


Information requested

Request for Information 1: The number of Child Disability Payment applicants who died prior to the approval of their application in 2023.

Request for Information 2: The date of when each applicant had applied for Child Disability Payment.

Request for Information 3: The date each application was approved.

Request for Information 4: The date Social Security Scotland were informed about the applicant's death.


Response

Request for information 1:

There have been 9 cases were an applicant died prior to the approval of their application in 2023.

Request for information 2, 3 and 4:

2. Date of Application

3. Date Application Approved

4. Date Notified of Applicants Death

1

14/12/2021

02/08/2023

03/03/2023

2

16/06/2022

13/03/2023

20/02/2023

3

07/11/2022

08/06/2023

31/01/2023

4

06/02/2023

15/05/2023

19/04/2023

5

13/02/2023

12/07/2023

25/05/2023

6

14/04/2023

04/10/2023

02/10/2023

7

30/04/2023

13/12/2023

14/11/2023

8

05/05/2023

02/08/2023

21/06/2023

9

30/10/2023

03/11/2023

02/11/2023

While we cannot comment on individual cases, in the cases where there have been long periods to process the application, there were a number of factors that impacted on wait times, such as verifying identity and awaiting supporting information.

We are committed to giving people timely decisions, while allowing sufficient time to ensure the correct information is in place to get decisions right the first time.


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