What is Adult Disability Payment?
It’s to help you with extra costs if you live in Scotland and you have a disability that affects your everyday life.
It’s been introduced by Social Security Scotland, which is taking over disability assistance payments from the DWP for people living in Scotland.
It’s replacing Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for people living in Scotland aged between 16 years and State Pension age.How the Scheme works
Can I get Adult Disability Payment?
Social Security began accepting new applications for Adult Disability Payment across the whole of Scotland from 29 August 2022.
It's also started to transfer some people who already receive PIP or DLA to Adult Disability Payment, and this will continue in to 2024.
You will not need to re-apply or have a new, face-to-face assessment when you are transferred.
Moving to Adult Disability Payment?
If you live in Scotland and already receive DLA or PIP, Social Security Scotland will move you to Adult Disability Payment. It’ll take over your allowance from the DWP when that happens.
Social Security Scotland started transfers in June 2022. It’ll let you know when you’re being transferred.
The amount you’re being paid will not change while you’re being transferred, you will not have to reapply for your allowance, and you will not be reassessed.
How much can I receive?
Adult Disability Payment is made up of two ‘parts’ – the ‘daily living part’ and the ‘mobility part’. Each is paid at different rates.
|You need this to apply for the Scheme||How much each week|
|Mobility part – enhanced rate||£71.00|
|Other parts||How much each week|
|Mobility part – standard rate||£26.90|
|Daily living part – enhanced rate||£101.75|
|Daily living part – standard rate||£68.10|
Adult Disability Payment and the Motability Scheme
In Scotland the Motability Scheme works through the Government’s Accessible Vehicles and Equipment scheme. So if you're getting higher rate mobility component of Adult Disability Payment, and you have at least 12 months remaining on your award, you can apply to lease a car, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAVWheelchair Accessible Vehicle), scooter or powered wheelchair through the Motability Scheme.
What if I’m newly joining the Scheme?
You can still apply to join the Scheme while you’re being transferred from DWP to Social Security Scotland. You can order your vehicle, but you will not be able to collect your new vehicle until the transfer is complete. This is because the DWP cannot arrange new payments to us while your award is being transferred to Social Security Scotland.