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Changes to PIP in Scotland
A new benefit called Adult Disability Payment is replacing Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in Scotland in 2022.
If you already get PIP
You'll keep getting PIP until you move over to Adult Disability Payment. Social Security Scotland will contact you to tell you when that will happen.
Find out more about changes to PIP on mygov.scot.
If you do not already get PIP
You can apply for Adult Disability Payment on or after these dates:
- 21 March - if you live in Dundee City, Perth and Kinross or the Western Isles
- 20 June - if you live in Angus, North Lanarkshire or South Lanarkshire
- 25 July - if you live in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, East Ayrshire, Fife, Moray, North Ayrshire or South Ayrshire
- 29 August - if you live anywhere else in Scotland.
Find out more about Adult Disability Payment.
When you apply for PIP, you’ll need to fill in a form called ‘How your disability affects you’. You can use our guidance to help you. There is advice for each question, including:
- what the questions mean
- what to write about in your answers
- examples of answers people might give
- help explaining how your illness or disability affects you
PIP is based on how your condition affects you. It's not based on your particular illness or disability, or your medication.
It’s very important to think about each question. Our help pages will help you to decide if you need to answer each question.
If you run out of space on the form
It's okay to write your extra information on a separate sheet - use our template [ 0.78 kb].
Always attach this sheet to your claim form and include your name, National Insurance number and the question number.
If you need more help with the form
If you’re having problems with the form, your local Citizens Advice might be able to help you or find somewhere that can - get help from an adviser.
You might also be able to get help from a local disability or mental health support agency. You can: