The Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Consequential Amendments)(Scotland) Regulations 2022 come into force today.
These regulations amend the relevant Advice and Assistance, Civil and Children’s Regulations by adding:
– Adult Disability Payments (ADP) and
– Short Term Assistance Payments while the ADP award is under appeal
to the list of payments which can be disregarded from the assessment of an applicant’s disposable income or capital in all types of legal assistance.
Regulation 4 amends the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 1996 by providing that:
Regulation 8 amends the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Regulations 2002 by providing that:
Regulation 16 amends the Children’s Legal Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 2013 by providing that:
In addition, we will also disregard these payments where we assess financial eligibility for Summary, Solemn and Criminal Appeals legal aid using the undue hardship test.
For further information, please contact:
Civil Legal aid: Cindy Morrice, Manager of Civil Finance – MorriceCi@slab.org.uk
Children’s Legal Aid: Wendy Dalgleish, Head of Civil and Children’s Legal Services – DalgleishWe@slab.org.uk
Criminal Legal Aid: Kingsley Thomas, Head of Criminal Legal Assistance – ThomasKi@slab.org.uk
16 June 2022
The correct procedure for applying ABWOR for legal representation of siblings seeking to exercise their rights under section 25 of Children (Scotland) 2020 Act