PIP will be replaced with a new disability payment that does not include any in-person assessment
The Adult Disability Payment (ADP) is a new benefit that must be paid by Social security in Scotland which will replace the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) from next year.
The new benefit will provide additional financial support for people of working age across Scotland with a disability, long-term illness or mental health problem.
It will initially be tested from spring 2022 before becoming available to all Scottish applicants in the summer of the same year.
Scottish claimants who are currently receiving UK Government disability benefits, issued by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), will be transferred to the new decentralized system in stages after the introduction of the new benefits. The full transfer of DWP benefits is expected to be completed by 2025.
Social Security Scotland will offer three new forms of assistance for people with disabilities
Payment for disabled children will replace the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and is expected to be fully rolled out by fall 2021 after an initial pilot program in July 2021
Adult disability payment will replace the PIP and should be fully deployed by summer 2022
Disability payment at retirement age will replace attendance allowance and a deployment date has yet to be confirmed
The Scottish Government assumed responsibility for these benefits alongside the Severe Disability Allowance and Work Injury Disability Award in April 2020.
However, due to the impact on the Scottish government, Scotland’s Social Security and public services in the management of Scotland during the Covid-19 pandemic, a decision has been made to delay the launch of the assistance to people with disabilities.
For now, disability benefits will continue to be paid by the DWP.
The change to the PIP only affects Scottish applicants.
Below is our quick guide to Adult disability payment and includes everything you need to know about eligibility, payout rates, reviews, and making a claim.
Who will be eligible to apply for adult disability payment?
Eligibility is similar to PIP.
This benefit is intended for people who meet the following criteria:
You are between 16 and state retirement age
You have difficulty with everyday life or move outside your home (or both)
You have had physical or mental difficulties for at least 3 months and you expect them to last at least 9 months
If a person is terminally ill, these qualifying periods do not apply.
How are complaints assessed?
Social Security Scotland will make decisions on entitlement to ADP using the applicant’s record of their situation and existing supporting information, if possible.
The number of face-to-face reviews will be drastically reduced and will only be necessary if this is the only practical way to make a decision.
Most consultations will be done over the phone, but can be face-to-face in a general surgery or even at home – which is best for the person making the request.
And applicants will no longer be called upon to complete tasks to demonstrate how their disability, long-term illness or mental health condition affects them as part of the application process.
Research into what people thought of the current DWP assessment consultation was carried out before the new system was designed by Social Security Scotland.
People who took assessments for DLA and PIP told Social Security Scotland Experience Panels that it was “the most stressful part of the whole process”.
However, a DWP spokesperson said: “Our latest survey shows that 82% of PIP applicants are satisfied with the overall service they receive from us and we continue to work closely with stakeholder groups and stakeholders. review providers to continually improve the overall experience. ”
Examples of additional information
This will be used to help make a decision regarding your complaint and will include:
Payment rate for adult disability payment
Social Security Scotland will provide the same rate for all forms of Disability Assistance as the current UK Equivalent Disability Benefit (PIP) rate and will increase in line with inflation each year.
Based on the 2021/2022 rates, the weekly adult disability payment amounts are:
Standard rate: £ 60.00
Improved rate : £ 89.60
Standard rate : £ 23.70
Improved rate : £ 62.55
How often will my scholarship be reviewed?
Unlike DWP payment rewards which are reviewed regularly over a fixed period of time, the ADP will be continuous with no fixed end date.
Reviews will be “light” and as non-intrusive as possible.
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Will I still be able to exchange all or part of my mobility payment for the Motability Scheme program?
Those who obtain the highest rate from the mobility component of ADP will be able to transfer all or part of the money they receive for the mobility component to access the Accessible vehicle and equipment system .
This new Scottish program will provide a service similar to the current Motability program, with a range of cars, wheelchair accessible vehicles, scooters and electric wheelchairs on affordable rental terms, with a range of adaptations at little or no cost. of charges.
Customers with an existing Motability lease will be able to keep their vehicle until the end of that lease.
When can I apply for the adult disability premium?
New applications will initially be accepted in the pilot program from spring 2022.
Anyone who needs to apply for additional financial assistance due to a disability, long-term illness or mental health issue should apply for PIP with the DWP.
Find out more about the new disability assistance provided by the Social Security Scotland website here.
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