Child Disability Payment is replacing Disability Living Allowance for children in Scotland
Social Security Scotland has started a phased transfer of the first Disability Living Allowance for Children awards to Child Disability Payment.
The first clients to transfer will be young people about to turn 16 and under 18, and young people with a terminal illness.
Clients will be transferred gradually from now until spring to ensure awards are managed safely and securely. Remaining clients with awards will transfer from spring 2022.
Clients receiving Disability Living Allowance for children will have their award automatically transferred over to Child Disability Payment and will not need to apply or be reassessed.
This means clients will receive payments from Social Security Scotland instead of the Department for Work and Pensions.
Social Security Scotland will write to clients ahead of the change and also to inform them when the transfer is complete. It will take about three to four months to transfer someone’s award.
People will get the same amount of money, paid to the same account and at the same time as they get their payments now.
For more information on how this may affect you please visit the MyScot.Gov website.
However, if you would like any advice or assistance in relation to this, please contact one of CHA’s Financial Inclusion Team by using the contact details listed below.