Scottish Disability Payments

Building better Disability Payments

From August 29th 2022, working-age disabled people anywhere in Scotland will be able to apply for Adult Disability Payment. This replaces Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and is administered by Social Security Scotland rather than the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

If you need an advocate to support you, we have information here about the Independent Advocacy Service in Scotland

What happens to existing claimants?

Anyone who lives in Scotland and is already receiving PIP or DLA will be automatically transferred, so you don’t have to do anything. The amount of money you receive will be the same and it will be paid on the same day. Social Security Scotland will not review or reassess the award as it is transferred.

The transition is expected to take until Summer 2024 to complete. Meanwhile, people on PIP or DLA should continue to report any change of circumstances to the DWP and to answer any of their questions, including on PIP reviews or renewal forms.


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