Adult Disability Payment is now open for new applications across Scotland.

Adult Disability Payment replaces the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment and provides financial support to people aged between 16 and state pension age who are disabled, have a long-term health condition or have a terminal illness.

People already receiving the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance do not need to apply for Adult Disability Payment. These existing awards will transfer automatically from the DWP to Social Security Scotland. Cases haver started to be transferred and this process is expected to be completed by the end of 2025.

For further information about Adult Disability Payment and how to apply: