Adult Disability Payment (ADP) is a benefit in Scotland that replaced Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for adults. It is a non-means-tested benefit, which means that your income and savings do not affect how much you receive.
To be eligible for ADP, you must have a disability or long-term health condition that affects your ability to do everyday activities. You will also need to be aged 16 or over and live in Scotland.
ADP is made up of two parts:
- Daily living: This part of the payment helps with the cost of things like personal care, cooking, and cleaning.
- Mobility: This part of the payment helps with the cost of things like getting around, such as taxis or public transport.
The amount of ADP you receive will depend on how your condition affects your ability to do everyday activities and get around. You can find more information about the current payment rates on the Social Security Scotland website.
If you think you may be eligible for ADP, you can apply online, by phone, or by post. You will be asked to provide information about your condition and how it impacts your daily living.
The application process for ADP can be complex, so it is a good idea to get help if you need it. You can get help by phone or by email be getting in touch with Grapevine Disability Information.
Call: 0131 475 2370
Advice line is open Monday – Friday 10am-4pm
If you are awarded ADP, you will receive payments every four weeks. You can choose to have your payments paid into your bank account or by direct debit.
ADP is a valuable benefit that can help people with disabilities and long-term health conditions to live independently. If you think you may be eligible, it is worth applying.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind about ADP:
- You can apply for ADP at any time
- If you are awarded ADP, you will not be able to receive PIP or DLA at the same time.
- You can appeal a decision about your ADP if you are not happy with it.
You can find out more about Adult Disability Payment online by visiting MyGov.Scot.