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Adult Disability Payment

The Scottish Government

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Scotland
Health, Justice and Social Welfare
Overview

Adult Disability Payment is a new type of assistance. It can help with the extra costs of living with a disability or health condition. It will replace Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for adults in Scotland.

You could get between £23.70 and £152.15 a week. The amount you get depends on how your condition affects you. It does not matter if you're working or not. Your income and savings are not taken into account.

You do not need to apply for Adult Disability Payment if you currently get either of these benefits: -Personal Independence Payment (PIP). -Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for adults .

Social Security Scotland will: -move you without you having to do anything. -begin to move clients to Adult Disability Payment from summer 2022. -send you a letter telling you what will happen when you transfer.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will continue to pay you PIP or DLA for adults until Social Security Scotland start to pay you. You do not need to contact DWP to have your benefit stopped.

Eligibility

You can apply for Adult Disability Payment if you have either a: -physical or mental health condition or disability -terminal illness

You need to be between 16 and State Pension age.

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19 April 2023