Timetable revealed for introduction of PIP replacement in Scotland

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Wednesday 5 January 2022

Tags: PIP replacement in Scotland, Adult Disability Payment

The Scottish government have confirmed that Adult Disability Payment, a new benefit replacing Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in Scotland, will be piloted in specific council areas from March before being rolled out across the country from August 2022.

Initially, the Adult Disability Payment will only replace new claims for PIP by disabled adults of working age who are not already getting Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or PIP. This pilot will start from 21 March 2022 in the council areas of Dundee City, Perth and Kinross and the Western Isles.

Further council areas will then be introduced in phases:

  • From 20 June 2022 it will be extended to the council areas of Angus, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire.
  • From 25 July 2022 it will be further extended to Fife, City of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire council areas.
  • From 29 August 2022 Adult Disability Payment will be rolled out nationally to replace all new claims for PIP.
  • From August working age adults in Scotland who already get DLA or PIP will also start to be transferred onto the new benefit. This will happen in stages.

Read our webpage about Adult Disability Payment or take a look at our Money Matters Scotland guide for more information on the benefits, grants and other sources of financial support that may be available to you.

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