The new Adult Disability Payment is now available in 10 council areas which includes North, East and South Ayrshire. The remaining council areas will open on 29th August 2022 for applications.
This benefit is replacing Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance. If you already receive either of these benefits, you do not need to apply for the Adult Disability Payment. Exisiting awards will automatically transfer from DWP to Social Security Scotland in stages starting from this summer and the process is expected to be completed by the end of 2025. There will be no break in entitlement or payment during this transition.
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.