Consultation on new Adult Disability Payment launched in Scotland

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The Scottish government has launched a consultation on a new Adult Disability Payment which will replace Personal Independence Payments.

Disabled people, disabled organisations and other stakeholders are invited to share their views by 15 March 2021.

Social Security Secretary, Shirley-Anne Somerville, said: “I look forward to using feedback to improve our proposals on Adult Disability Payment, including eligibility criteria and indefinite awards.”

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The purpose of the consultation is to gather views on the policy and draft regulations and identify gaps, issues or unintended consequences.

The payment is designed to support disabled individuals between the age of 16 and state pension age and mitigate the additional costs of living with a disability or health condition.

Virtual events are being held during the consultation period to promote and encourage stakeholders to take part.

To go to the consultation, please click here.

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