New benefits are replacing Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for adults and children in Scotland.

These benefits are Adult Disability Payment (ADP) and Child Disability Payment (CDP) and are administered by Social Security Scotland.  You will no longer be able to claim Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment.

If you already get DLA or PIP

Your disability benefit will move to Social Security Scotland.

If you were born on or after 8 April 1948, your benefit will move between summer 2022 and summer 2025. You’ll keep getting your regular DLA payments until your benefit moves. There will be no gaps in payment.

If you were born before 8 April 1948, your benefit will move after summer 2025.

If you receive Disability Living Allowance for children, your benefit will move from Autumn 2021.

What if I have a Carer?

The rules regarding entitlement to Carer's Allowance are similar under the ADP and CDP schemes.

When will I get my reassessment?

When it's time for your benefit to move, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will contact you. 

DWP will keep paying you until Social Security Scotland start to pay you.

What can I do?

Once your benefit starts to move, Social Security Scotland will send you a letter. The letter will tell you what happens during the move.