Adult Disability Payment will soon be replacing Personal Independence Payments in Scotland. Read on to find out how you may be affected.
In 2022 Social Security Scotland introduced a new benefit called Adult Disability Payment (ADP) to replace the existing Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
ADP will be available for new applications nationally in Scotland from the 29th of August 2022.
We understand that the introduction of a new benefit to replace PIP may cause some worry. Below we have listed some frequently asked questions about Adult Disability Payment. You can also get in touch with the Grapevine Team directly to find out more.
Call: 0131 475 2370
Advice line is open Monday – Friday 10am-4pm
Frequently Asked Questions
I am currently claiming PIP and live in Scotland. Do I need to do anything?
If you have an existing active claim for PIP you will be automatically transferred to ADP between Summer 2022 and Summer 2024. Your award will not be reassessed as part of this transfer and there is no need to reapply for ADP.
If you report a change of circumstances in your PIP award before being transferred to ADP, or if you have a review of your PIP award, this may trigger an early transfer of your claim from PIP to ADP. You will be told this is happening and any actions you may need to take.
Will my payments change?
The Scottish Government states that “your Adult Disability Payment will be the same amount as your PIP. You’ll be paid on the same day and there will be no gap in your payments during the move from PIP to Adult Disability Payment.”
Is the new application process for Adult Disability Payment different?
The new claim process for ADP is similar to the claim process for PIP. You can contact Social Security Scotland directly once ADP goes live on 29th August in Edinburgh by phoning 0800 182 2222 (8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday) to request a paper application form to complete. The claim can also be completed online by visiting
Is support available for Adult Disability Payment?
The Grapevine Disability Information service offers advice, information and support with Adult Disability Payment. Call us on 0131 475 2370 Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm to speak with our team or email Grapevine@lothiancil.org.uk.
Where can I find out more about Adult Disability Payment?
The Scottish Government have prepared an online resource where you can read more about the automatic transfer process between PIP and ADP, as well as information on new applications. This resource can be accessed online at MyGov.scot.