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As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the Scottish government is to postpone changes to benefits which had the potential to make life easier for disabled claimants.

Due to staff sickness and the huge upsurge in claims for universal credit, the timetable for introducing Child Disability Payment and the Scottish replacement for Personal Independence Payment, as well a new method of decision making which is aimed at ending face to face assessments, have all been put on hold.

Child Disability Payment had been scheduled for introduction in early 2021

Disability Assistance for Working Age People, the replacement for PIP was due to be introduced at the same time.

No new date has yet been set for their introduction, but a statement should be made in late summer 2020 giving an update.

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#2 Dave 2020-11-28 21:14
Quoting Anne James:
A friend in Scotland with ongoing award has been informed she will have to apply for the New Scottish benefit that is for care only and will not receive mobilty component? will this happen in the rest of the UK


Anne I’m not exactly sure what your friend in Scotland has received from the DWP, but if they are on PIP, the new Scottish replacement for PIP when it comes in has both care and mobility components, just the same as PIP. Care only sounds more like Attendance Allowance which has never had a mobility component, just low rate or high rate? The new replacement for AA in Scotland will be called Pension Age Disability Payment.

I hope this link may give you/them some relevant info.

https://www.gov.scot/policies/social-security/benefits-disabled-people-ill-health/#ADP
#1 Anne James 2020-06-03 17:01
A friend in Scotland with ongoing award has been informed she will have to apply for the New Scottish benefit that is for care only and will not receive mobilty component? will this happen in the rest of the UK

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