DWP shares important PIP payout information for people transitioning to a new disability benefit this year

Adult Disability Payment (ADP) is set to replace Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for more than 305,000 claimants living in Scotland from this summer.

Social Security Scotland launched an initial disability benefit pilot scheme for first-time claimants in March, which will be followed by a phased roll-out across the 32 local council authority areas until August 29, 2022.

PIP is currently issued by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and is a benefit for adults of working age with a disability, long-term illness or physical or mental health condition . Applicants receive between £23.70 and £152.15 per week to cover additional daily living costs and mobility needs.

The DWP issued guidance for employees regarding the transition from PIP delivery to adult disability payment in a recent edition of the LA Welfare Direct newsletter.

The bulletin states, “Applicants with pending PIP or DLA awards do not need to apply for ADP. Their rewards will automatically transfer to the new Scottish system from August 2022, with no break in entitlement or payment.

The DWP also advises local authorities to follow “business as usual” procedures for people claiming the Disabled Adult Payment in the same way as they currently do with the PIP.

He gives the following example: “If the severe disability premium is payable on a HB [Housing Benefit] claim as a result of a claimant’s PIP award, the same severe disability premium will be payable as a result of their ADP claim. »

He adds that IT software providers are making the necessary changes to housing allowance systems to ensure a smooth transition for new claimants of the allowance.

Sections of the GOV.UK website now include references to payment for disabled adults where applicable.

Payment for Adults with Disabilities Rollout Dates

The new benefit has now replaced the PIP for new claimants in Dundee City, Perth and Kinross or the Western Isles.

The next rollout will be on June 20, for new claimants living in Angus, North Lanarkshire or South Lanarkshire.

This will be followed by a rollout to Fife, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Moray, North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire on July 25.

If you live elsewhere in Scotland, not listed above, the new benefit will be available from August 29.

Disability Payment for Adults will roll out nationwide beginning August 29, 2022.

Existing PIP claimants will also start to transfer to the new system from August 29 – Social Security Scotland will write to you before this happens. It is important to know that you do not need to reapply for this service, the migration will be automatic.

Disabled adult payment rate

The Disability Payment for Adults will pay claimants the same rate as the DWP for PIP rewards.

It is also made up of two components: daily life and mobility.

Whether you get one or both and how much depends on the severity of your condition affecting you.

You could receive the following amounts per week depending on your situation:

Daily life

Mobility

The Scottish Government has also committed to undertake an independent review of the Disabled Adult Payment within a year of its full introduction, to review eligibility criteria, gather feedback from those who have applied and collect feedback. data to inform any proposed changes.

Social Security Scotland has also worked with people with lived experience and relevant organizations to develop all aspects of the disability benefit application process to facilitate and include people’s access to the support they have the right.

There are several ways to apply for the new benefit, including:

  • In line
  • By mail
  • By telephone
  • Face to face

Social Security Scotland’s local delivery teams will also be available to provide assistance in the 32 local authority areas.

To learn more about the Disabled Adult Payment, click here.

Until March, if you make a new claim for PIP or DLA, you must do so through DWP – learn more here.

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