An article in the Daily Record covers changes coming into effect in Scotland at the end of August. A link to the whole article and the DWP information are shown below together with some extracts from the article.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has shared a new update for more than 313,600 people living in Scotland receiving financial support through Personal Independence Payment (PIP) who will start transferring to a devolved benefit this summer.
New claims for PIP will no longer be accepted after August 29. Instead, people over 16 and under State Pension age living with a disability, long-term illness or a physical or mental health condition should apply for Adult Disability Payment (ADP) from Social Security Scotland.
Existing PIP claimants do not need to apply for the new benefit or worry about interrupted payments during the transfer from DWP to Social Security Scotland.
There will be no change in payment rates between PIP and ADP to ensure a two-tier benefits system is avoided.
If you get Child Disability Payment, and your carer gets Carer’s Allowance, you do not need to contact anyone.
If you get Adult Disability Payment, and your carer gets Carer’s Allowance, you need to contact the Carer’s Allowance Unit.