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PremierLeague-News.Com - Pension Age Disability Payment will provide financial support for older people living in Scotland.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Adult Disability Payment (ADP) will replace Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for people living in Scotland from August 29. From that date, working age adults living with a long-term illness, disability or mental or physical health condition should apply to Social Security Scotland for the new benefit and not the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The final launch of a phased rollout began at the end of July which means that people living in 13 council areas across Scotland can now apply for financial support worth between £97.80 and £627.60 each four-weekly pay period. Existing PIP claimants do not need to apply for the benefit and there will be no interruption to payments. Transfer for all 313,620 PIP claimants and 141,328 people on Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to ADP is scheduled to be finished by summer 2024. Social Security Scotland will begin the rollout of the next devolved disability benefit which is set to replace Attendance Allowance. Read More Related Articles New petition calls for State Pension minimum payment of £200 each week for everyone over retirement age Read More Related Articles DWP could give people of State Pension age with back pain up to £92 each week Pension Age Disability Payment will replace Attendance Allowance for some 124,192 existing claimants in Scotland and all new applications for people resident in Scotland only. People receiving the financial support in England and Wales will not be affected and will continue to receive regular payments from the DWP. The new Pension Age Disability Payment will support older people who have a disability which results in the need for additional assistance, or supervision to keep them safe. Below is an overview of what we know so far, but one of the major differences will be that face-to-face assessments will not be held. When will Pension Age Disability Payment replace Attendance Allowance? Social Security Scotland have not yet set out a timetable for the rollout of the Pension Age Disability Payment, however, full transfer of benefits from the DWP is expected to be completed by 2025. Scottish claimants who currently receive Attendance Allowance will be transferred to the new devolved system in stages after the new benefit has been introduced. Nobody will need to re-apply for the benefit and there will be no interruption to payments - much like the transfer from PIP to ADP. Who will be eligible to make a claim for the Pension Age Disability Payment? It is anticipated that eligibility rules for Pension Age Disability Payment will remain similar to Attendance Allowance.
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Some 124,192 Scots are currently claiming Attendance Allowance
How will claims be assessed? Social Security Scotland will make decisions about entitlement for Pension Age Disability Payment using the applicant’s account of their circumstances and existing supporting information. There will be no face-to-face assessments as part of the application process, instead there will be dedicated support in all 32 local councils across Scotland to help claimants in a "person-centred approach". Guidance on the new devolved disability benefits on mygov.scot explains: "We are making the application process as simple and easy as possible to encourage and support people to apply for the payments they are entitled to. "The application process for disability assistance will be inclusive, accessible, provided in a range of formats and available through a range of routes (online, phone, post and in-person). We are making a number of improvements to the application form to include clear guidance on how the eligibility criteria is applied. "This will ensure a client is supported in providing relevant information with in-person support available." Social Security Scotland have also said they will “assume responsibility, where necessary, for gathering information from various sources suggested by the individual” and that “consideration should be given to the supporting information that is most relevant in individual cases.” Examples of supporting information include: an occupational therapy assessment a report from a district nurse information from a partner
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Payment rates for Pension Age Disability Payment Social Security Scotland will provide the same rate of all forms of Disability Assistance as the current rate of the equivalent UK disability benefit, in this case, Attendance Allowance, and will increase the payment in line with inflation each year. Based on the current 2022/2023 rates the weekly amounts of Pension Age Disability Payment will be: Lower rate - £61.85 Higher rate - £92.40 How do I apply for the Pension Age Disability Payment? You cannot apply for the new disability assistance benefit yet. Anyone over State Pension age with a disability that means they need assistance with looking after themselves, or supervision to keep them safe, should continue to apply for Attendance Allowance through the DWP. For the latest updates on the new Disability Assistance being delivered by Social Security Scotland, visit the website here. To keep up to date with the latest benefits news, join our Money Saving Scotland Facebook group here, follow Record Money on Twitter here, or subscribe to our twice weekly newsletter here. READ NEXT New disability payment sees 1,275 people apply during first month of launch Attendance Allowance claim form top tips Attendance Allowance myths which stop people claiming up to £369 each month £150 cost of living payment for people claiming disability benefits Check if you qualify for new PIP-style benefit online before applying
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