Redeterminations and appeals - Social Security (Scotland) Bill - Briefing

August 2017

This briefing looks at the new approach of redeterminations and appeals outlined in the Social Security (Scotland) Bill and how far it improves on the current system of mandatory reconsideration (MR).

CPAG is concerned that the Bill as published retains key characteristics of the current process (MR) that act as a barrier to a fair hearing.

The briefing paper also explores possible ways to improve the system of redeterminations set out in the Bill.