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No changes planned to Adult Disability Payment in Scotland

12 June 2024

The government in Westminster has launched a consultation. It proposes major changes to disability benefits in the UK, which will overhaul Personal Independence Payments (PIP), the main disability benefit outside of Scotland. 

There are proposals to reform the current system and make savings, further reducing the incomes of people with disabilities or long-term conditions.

Scotland, has its own Social Security system, with Adult Disability Payment (ADP) instead of PIP. The Scottish Government does not plan any reforms to the system, and people currently on ADP are not affected by the UK Government’s plans for disability benefits.

There are still some people in Scotland who currently receive PIP. However, it’s anticipated they will have transferred over to ADP by 2025 and, therefore, should not be affected by the proposed changes to PIP. 

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