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Consultation on the new Adult Disability Payment Benefit in Scotland

Give your views on the new benefit replacing PIP for disabled people in Scotland

The Scottish Government is consulting on the draft regulations for Adult Disability Payment (ADP). Adult Disability Payment is a new Scottish benefit which will replace Personal Independence Payment and be delivered by Social Security Scotland. This form of assistance is provided to disabled individuals between the ages of 16 and state pension age to mitigate the additional costs of living with a disability or health condition.

The purpose of this consultation is to gather views on the policy and draft regulations and identify any gaps, issues or unintended consequences. They are also asking questions on some specific points about the effects of these regulations.

The Scottish Government is now seeking the views of any organisation or individual with an interest in these matters to ensure what is being proposed will meet the needs of clients in the Scottish social security system.

They will also be running some virtual events during the consultation period to promote and encourage stakeholders to take part.

The consultation runs from:

Opened: 21 December 2020

Closes: 15 March 2021

You can read the consultation paper here: Adult Disability Payment: Consultation

Give your views directly about the new benefit here: Scottish Government Consultation on ADP

For more information you can contact:

Nathan Gale

(Disability Benefits Policy Team Leader)

Email: nathan.gale@gov.scot