Scotland’s Adult Disability Payment

27 September 2022

The Adult Disability Payment is open for new applications across Scotland. It replaces the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment. The benefit provides financial support to people aged between 16 and state pension age who are disabled, have a long-term health condition or have a terminal illness.

People already receiving the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance do not need to apply for Adult Disability Payment. These existing awards will transfer automatically from the DWP to Social Security Scotland. Cases will transfer in stages starting from this summer and this process is expected to be completed by the end of 2025.

There are a range of ways for you to make an application, including online, by post, over the phone or face-to-face. Social Security Scotland local delivery teams are also available to provide assistance in communities across the country.

To find out more information, please follow the link: Adult Disability Payment opens for applications nationwide – (

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