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The 19 most common PIP states currently claimed by people in Scotland

From 29th August, people in Scotland will no longer be able to make new claims for Personal Independence Assistance (PIP) and benefits will be reduced to Adult Disability Benefits (ADP). is replaced by ) in all 32 council areas nationwide. Currently, 13 municipalities offer her ADP to under-pension age adults aged 16 or over who are living with a disability, long-term illness, or physical or mental health condition. .

The new delegated benefits will be provided by the Scottish Social Security Board, with approximately 313,620 The process of transferring existing PIP claimants from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) began in mid-June, It is expected to be completed by the summer of 2024. Those already using her PIP do not need to apply for new benefits. There will be no interruptions in payments during the transition, which takes approximately three months to complete.

Claimants receiving ADP will be paid between £24.45 and £156.90 per week to help cover the additional costs ofdaily living and mobility needs. Benefits are paid to her every four weeks, so this amounts to £97.80 to £627.60 for each payment period.

The 19 most common PIP states claimed in Scotland

It shows the PIP states (defined by DWP) and their number. of plaintiffs living in Scotland.

  • Psychiatric disorders - 118,983
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (general) - 62,504
  • Neurological disorders - 41,263
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (local) - 29,480
  • Respiratory disorders - 16,776
  • Malignant diseases - 10,976
  • Cardiovascular diseases - 9,181
  • Visual diseases - 4,687
  • Endocrine diseases - 4,318
  • Gastrointestinal diseases - 2,942
  • Hearing disorders - 2,522
  • Genitourinary diseases - 2,253
  • Autoimmune diseases (connective tissue disorders) - 1,711
  • Skin diseases - 1,697
  • Liver, gallbladder and biliary tract diseases - 1,378
  • Unknown or unknown - 1,005
  • Infectious diseases - 792
  • Hematologic disorders - 512
  • Metabolic disorders - 464
  • Immune system disorders - 98
  • Multisystem and extreme age - 81

Eligibility and payout rates are the same as PIP but , the application process is very different as there is no in-person evaluation.

Below is an overview of the new benefits, how to claim them, and how to verify your eligibility online before applying.

What are Adult Disability Benefits?

Adult disability benefits are extra money that can help you if you have a disability or long-term health condition that affects your daily life.

Similar to PIP, it consists of two parts: daily life and mobility. You can qualify for either or both parts, and the amount you receive depends on how your condition affects your daily activities and ability to move.

Income and savings, whether working or not, are not considered.

Daily life part

You may be eligible for the Daily life part if you need help with:

  • Meal preparation
  • Nutrition
  • Treatment management or health monitoring
  • Laundry and bathing
  • Toilet needs or incontinence management
  • Dressing and Undressing
  • Verbal Communication
  • Reading and Comprehending Signs, Symbols and Words
  • Attractive
  • Determining Budgets

Daily Life Parts Awarded If you do, you will be paid as follows:

If you are terminally ill, you will automatically earn the Enhanced Daily Life Award.

Mobility Part

If you need help planning, following, or moving your trip, you may qualify for the Mobility Part.

Pay when awarded with Mobility Parts:

If you receive an Enhanced Mobility Parts Award, you can apply to lease an accessible vehicle - Learn more abouthere

How to pay Adult Disability Allowance.

Usually paid every 4 weeks unless terminally ill. If you are terminally ill, you will be paid weekly.

Paid directly to your bank, building society, or credit union account.

Whether and to what extent you get either or both of these depends on how severely the condition affects you.

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In Scotland, PIP has been replaced by Adult Disability Benefit

Who can apply for Adult Disability Benefits?

If he has already obtained her PIP or DLA from the DWP, he does not need to apply for Adult Disability Benefits.

Scottish Social Security will transfer your benefits to adult disability benefits without you doing anything. For more information on how to transfer your benefits to Social Security Scotlandsee here

You can apply for Adult Disability Benefits if you have any of the following:

Those awaiting diagnosis are also welcome to apply.

Must be between 16 and pensionable age (66).

You cannot receive PIP and Adult Disability Benefits at the same time.

Claim only if Adult Disability Benefit is available in your area. If not, wait until August 29th or claim your PIP instead.

Please note that it currently takes approximately 20 weeks to process new PIP claims.

ADP is accepting new applications in the following areas:

  • City of Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Angus
  • Dundee City
  • East Ayrshire
  • Fife
  • Moray
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Perth and Kinross
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • Western Isles

For more information on ADP, check out our dedicated section on the Daily Record here

Check online if you are eligible for Adult Disability Benefits 169}

You can apply for Adult Disability Benefits if you have a disability or long-term health condition that affects your daily life.

You may also check to see if you meet other requirements to qualify for Adult Disability Benefits before you begin your application.

A simple online tool asks questions such as:

  • Where do you live
  • against your right to live in the UK? Restrictions
  • Your age

You will not be asked about your disability or health.

If you are not eligible for an Adult Disability Pension, use the Social Security Scotland tool to find out what other benefits you may be eligible for.

Find out if you are eligible for Adult Disability Benefits here

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