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Adult Disability Payment

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Adult Disability Payment is a new payment from Social Security Scotland to help with the extra cost of living with a disability or health condition, for new claimants who are working age. It is replacing Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance for people who:

  • live in Scotland
  • are over 16 and under State Pension age (currently 66 for men and women)
  • have difficulty or need help with daily living activities or getting around because of a health condition or disability
  • have had the difficulties for at least 3 months, and expect them to continue for at least another 9 months
  • have been present in Great Britain for at least 26 of the last 52 weeks

You don’t need to have a diagnosis to claim Adult Disability Payment. It can be claimed for physical and mental health conditions, and problems with thinking or memory.

Adult Disability Payment isn’t means-tested, so you don’t have to answer lots of questions about your income and savings. It doesn’t matter if you are employed, self-employed or not currently working. It isn’t taxable and won’t reduce any other benefits you receive.

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The benefits system is complicated. It can be difficult to work out what you are entitled to, and how to claim it. Find out more about joining one of our Benefit Workshops here

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