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Social Security Scotland: clients equalities with application outcome to December 2019

Application outcome for clients responding to Equality Monitoring and Feedback forms when making applications to Social Security Scotland from 10th December 2018 to 8th December 2019.

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Age
  1. 16-24 years
  2. 45 years and over
  3. All
  4. 25-34 years
  5. 35-44 years
Ethnicity
  1. Minority Ethnic
  2. All
  3. Unknown
  4. White
Gender
  1. All
  2. Men
  3. Other
  4. Prefer not to say
  5. Unknown
  6. Women
Measure Type
  1. Count
  2. Ratio
Outcome
  1. All
  2. Approved
  3. Denied
Physical Or Mental Health Condition Or Illness Lasting Or Expected To Last 12 Months Or More
  1. All
  2. No
  3. Prefer not to say
  4. Unknown
  5. Yes
Reference Period
  1. 2018/2019
Religion
  1. All
  2. Christian
  3. No religion
  4. Other
  5. Prefer not to say
  6. Unknown
Sexual Orientation
  1. All
  2. Heterosexual
  3. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Other
  4. Prefer not to say
  5. Unknown
Transgender
  1. All
  2. No
  3. Prefer not to say
  4. Unknown
  5. Yes
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
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About the Dataset
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Publisher
Scottish Government
Creator
Scottish Government
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License
Issued
11/05/2020
Modified
11/05/2020
Next update due
This is a one-off publication
Description

Information on diversity for clients applying to Social Security Scotland for Best Start Grant, Best Start Foods, Funeral Support Payment, and Young Carer Grant.

Social Security Scotland began taking applications for Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby payment on 10 December 2018, followed by Best Start Grant Early Learning Payment on 29 April 2019, School Age Payment on 3 June 2019, Best Start Foods on 12 August 2019, Funeral Support Payment on 16 September 2019 and Young Carer’s Grant on 21 October 2019.

Clients applying for benefits online, by telephone or mail between the 10th December 2018 and the 8th December 2019 were asked to fill out a separate non-mandatory Equality Monitoring and Feedback form following on from their benefits application form.

Data on clients responding to equality forms are also available in a separate dataset.

The full publication and tables covering client diversity and equalities to December 2019 are available on the Scottish Government website.

Details
Confidentiality Policy

This data contains no sensitive, personal information. Data has been rounded and suppressed for disclosure control.

Quality Management

Equality Monitoring and Feedback forms

Duplicate monitoring forms and clients choosing not to answer equalities questions were removed from the dataset as described in the clients responding to equality forms dataset.

Missing identification information

For each remaining equality monitoring form, equalities information was linked to application outcome data using the postcode and date of birth of the client. Clients that didn’t have a postcode and/or date of birth recorded were identified and removed from the data set as there was no other variable that could identify them in the application outcome information. This accounted for 2% of the original data set. This is why the number of clients in this dataset is less than in the clients responding to equality forms dataset.

Linkage to application outcome information

84% of the client records matched to the application outcome data. The remaining 16% did not match as there wasn’t a record in the application outcome data that had a matching postcode and date of birth.

Duplicate application outcomes

There is no limit to the number of times a client can apply for a benefit, therefore a client’s equalities information can be linked to more than one application outcome. 39% of the matched clients had more than one application. Any applications with outcome pending or withdrawn were removed. Then the most recent application for a client based on application decision date was retained and others removed.

Application Outcome

Funeral Support Payment and Young Carer Grant applications have a single application outcome associated with each application. However, applications for Best Start Foods are automatically assessed for Best Start Grant payments and therefore have an outcome for both grants associated with them. To handle this an application was given an approved outcome if either were approved (or both). An application was given a denied outcome if it was denied for both grants.

Accuracy and Reliability

As this was non-mandatory the response rate was very low (<5%) and therefore any results in this publication should be treated with caution due to the small sample size. The results of the analysis is based on the small proportion of clients that responded to the Equalities Monitoring and Feedback form, and it is not known if this is representative of all the clients that applied.

The majority of responses were from applicants for Best Start Grant or Best Start Foods (95%), because Best Start Grant has been live for the longest period of time, and because there is a single combined form for the three Best Start Grant payments and Best Start Foods.

The method used to remove duplicate application outcomes could cause biases in the data. For example, a client could have three applications recorded and it could be that the most recent application is more likely to be denied as the client is already in receipt of the benefit. Alternatively, the most recent application could be more likely to be approved if a client has improved their method of completing the application form following on from a denial.

To take into account backdating and delays between applications being authorised and payments being made, the data cut from March 2020 has been used to produce statistics on Equality Monitoring and Feedback forms received, and application outcomes up to 11.59 pm on 8th December 2019. Later data cuts may include additional retrospective changes to application details, including corrections to details in the case management system, and changes that have resulted from redeterminations and appeals.

Client numbers have been rounded to the nearest five for disclosure control. Figures may not sum due to rounding.

Coherence and Comparability

The method for collecting equalities information was improved on 9th December 2019 by making the questions mandatory, with a ‘prefer not to say’ option for those that don’t want to disclose this information. This new methodology should provide more robust data.

Accessibility and Clarity

Age

• The age group ‘45 years and over’ covers 45-89.

Ethnicity

• Minority ethnic includes African, Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British, Caribbean or Black, Mixed or multiple ethnic groups, Other ethnic group.

Religion

• Christian includes Church of Scotland, Roman Catholic, Christian Orthodox and Other Christian.

Relevance

The data collected is used to identify who is using the service and to investigate how Social Security Scotland processes work for different groups of people. We analyse the equalities data by outcome of application to assess if there is any variation.

Timeliness and Punctuality

This dataset has been published in parallel with the full publication on the Scottish Government website. This is a one-off publication. We aim to publish future equalities analysis on a regular basis, as official statistics as soon as is practical.

Revisions

Revisions and corrections to previously published statistics are dealt with in accordance with the Scottish Government Statistician Group corporate policy statement on revisions and corrections - a copy of which is available on the Scottish Government website.

URI

This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.

http://statistics.gov.scot/data/social-security-scotland-clients-equalities-with-application-outcome-to-december-2019
Dimensions Linked Data

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Dimension Locked Value
Age
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/age
(not locked to a value)
Ethnicity
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/ethnicity
(not locked to a value)
Gender
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/gender
(not locked to a value)
Outcome
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/outcome
(not locked to a value)
Physical Or Mental Health Condition Or Illness Lasting Or Expected To Last 12 Months Or More
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/physicalOrMentalHealthConditionOrIllnessLastingOrExpectedToLast12MonthsOrMore
(not locked to a value)
Reference Area
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refArea
(not locked to a value)
Reference Period
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refPeriod
(not locked to a value)
Religion
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/religion
(not locked to a value)
Sexual Orientation
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/sexualOrientation
(not locked to a value)
Transgender
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/transgender
(not locked to a value)
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
(not locked to a value)
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Collection 2
Component specification 15
Data set 1
Data structure definition 1
Observation 156
All metadata
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/social-security-scotland-clients-equalities-with-application-outcome-to-december-2019/metadata
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*Age* • The age group ‘45 years and over’ covers 45-89. *Ethnicity* • Minority ethnic includes African, Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British, Caribbean or Black, Mixed or multiple ethnic groups, Other ethnic group. *Religion* • Christian includes Church of Scotland, Roman Catholic, Christian Orthodox and Other Christian. xsd:string
Accuracy and Reliability http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accuracy-and-reliability
As this was non-mandatory the response rate was very low (<5%) and therefore any results in this publication should be treated with caution due to the small sample size. The results of the analysis is based on the small proportion of clients that responded to the Equalities Monitoring and Feedback form, and it is not known if this is representative of all the clients that applied. The majority of responses were from applicants for Best Start Grant or Best Start Foods (95%), because Best Start Grant has been live for the longest period of time, and because there is a single combined form for the three Best Start Grant payments and Best Start Foods. The method used to remove duplicate application outcomes could cause biases in the data. For example, a client could have three applications recorded and it could be that the most recent application is more likely to be denied as the client is already in receipt of the benefit. Alternatively, the most recent application could be more likely to be approved if a client has improved their method of completing the application form following on from a denial. To take into account backdating and delays between applications being authorised and payments being made, the data cut from March 2020 has been used to produce statistics on Equality Monitoring and Feedback forms received, and application outcomes up to 11.59 pm on 8th December 2019. Later data cuts may include additional retrospective changes to application details, including corrections to details in the case management system, and changes that have resulted from redeterminations and appeals. Client numbers have been rounded to the nearest five for disclosure control. Figures may not sum due to rounding. xsd:string
Comment rdfs:comment http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#comment
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Comparability and Coherence http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/comparability-and-coherence
The method for collecting equalities information was improved on 9th December 2019 by making the questions mandatory, with a ‘prefer not to say’ option for those that don’t want to disclose this information. This new methodology should provide more robust data. xsd:string
Confidentiality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/confidentiality
This data contains no sensitive, personal information. Data has been rounded and suppressed for disclosure control. xsd:string
Contact email http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#contactEmail
mailto:MI@socialsecurity.gov.scot
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Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
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Information on diversity for clients applying to Social Security Scotland for Best Start Grant, Best Start Foods, Funeral Support Payment, and Young Carer Grant. Social Security Scotland began taking applications for Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby payment on 10 December 2018, followed by Best Start Grant Early Learning Payment on 29 April 2019, School Age Payment on 3 June 2019, Best Start Foods on 12 August 2019, Funeral Support Payment on 16 September 2019 and Young Carer’s Grant on 21 October 2019. Clients applying for benefits online, by telephone or mail between the 10th December 2018 and the 8th December 2019 were asked to fill out a separate non-mandatory Equality Monitoring and Feedback form following on from their benefits application form. Data on [clients responding to equality forms](http://statistics.gov.scot/data/social-security-scotland-clients-responding-to-equality-forms-to-december-2019) are also available in a separate dataset. The full publication and tables covering client diversity and equalities to December 2019 are available on the [Scottish Government website]( https://www.gov.scot/publications/social-security-scotland-client-diversity-and-equalities-analysis-to-december-2019). xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
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http://statistics.gov.scot/sparql
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Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Quality Management http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/quality-management
*Equality Monitoring and Feedback forms* Duplicate monitoring forms and clients choosing not to answer equalities questions were removed from the dataset as described in the [clients responding to equality forms](http://statistics.gov.scot/data/social-security-scotland-clients-responding-to-equality-forms-to-december-2019) dataset. *Missing identification information* For each remaining equality monitoring form, equalities information was linked to application outcome data using the postcode and date of birth of the client. Clients that didn’t have a postcode and/or date of birth recorded were identified and removed from the data set as there was no other variable that could identify them in the application outcome information. This accounted for 2% of the original data set. This is why the number of clients in this dataset is less than in the [clients responding to equality forms](http://statistics.gov.scot/data/social-security-scotland-clients-responding-to-equality-forms-to-december-2019) dataset. *Linkage to application outcome information* 84% of the client records matched to the application outcome data. The remaining 16% did not match as there wasn’t a record in the application outcome data that had a matching postcode and date of birth. *Duplicate application outcomes* There is no limit to the number of times a client can apply for a benefit, therefore a client’s equalities information can be linked to more than one application outcome. 39% of the matched clients had more than one application. Any applications with outcome pending or withdrawn were removed. Then the most recent application for a client based on application decision date was retained and others removed. *Application Outcome* Funeral Support Payment and Young Carer Grant applications have a single application outcome associated with each application. However, applications for Best Start Foods are automatically assessed for Best Start Grant payments and therefore have an outcome for both grants associated with them. To handle this an application was given an approved outcome if either were approved (or both). An application was given a denied outcome if it was denied for both grants. xsd:string
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The data collected is used to identify who is using the service and to investigate how Social Security Scotland processes work for different groups of people. We analyse the equalities data by outcome of application to assess if there is any variation. xsd:string
Revisions http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/revisions
Revisions and corrections to previously published statistics are dealt with in accordance with the Scottish Government Statistician Group corporate policy statement on revisions and corrections - a copy of which is available on the [Scottish Government website](https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/About/CPSonRevisionsCorrections). xsd:string
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Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Timeliness and Punctuality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/timeliness-and-punctuality
This dataset has been published in parallel with the full publication on the [Scottish Government website]( https://www.gov.scot/publications/social-security-scotland-client-diversity-and-equalities-analysis-to-december-2019). This is a one-off publication. We aim to publish future equalities analysis on a regular basis, as official statistics as soon as is practical. xsd:string
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