Following a pilot in other areas, the new disability benefit in Scotland, Adult Disability Payment opens for new applications across Ayrshire from 25 July 2022. Before coming into general operation elsewhere in Scotland on 29 August 2022. It replaces Personal Independence Payment for those age 16 until pension age who have physical and/or mental health difficulties that impact them in relation to certain activities like preparing a meal, bathing, dressing, mixing with people, going out on a journey or mobilising and certain other activities. See our hints to claiming sheet.

Existing Personal Independence Payment Claimants

Claimants will gradually transfer over to Adult Disability Payment starting from 29 August 2022, transferring over between summer 2022 and summer 2025.

You will transfer when you report a change in your disability or health condition, you ask to move to Adult Disability Payment, or your award is ending or renewing from summer 2022. There is no need to re-apply and payments will remain the same during the transfer process. Payments will then be made by Social Security Scotland instead of the Department for Work and Pensions.

For more information on Personal Independence Payment and to find out if you’re eligible to claim it, visit GOV.UK – Personal Independence Payment.

DWP – PIP claims
Telephone: 0800 917 2222
Textphone: 0800 917 7777
British Sign Language(BSL) users: Video relay service
Relay UK (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 917 2222