Consultation on Adult disability Payment
The Scottish Government is consulting on the draft regulations for Adult Disability Payment. Adult Disability Payment is a new Scottish benefit which will replace Personal Independence Payment and be delivered by Social Security Scotland. This form of assistance is provided to disabled individuals between the ages of 16 and state pension age to mitigate the additional costs of living with a disability or health condition.
Why We Are Consulting
The purpose of this consultation is to gather views on the policy and draft regulations and identify any gaps, issues or unintended consequences. We are also asking questions on some specific points about the effects of these regulations. We would like to gather views from a range of organisations and individuals to ensure we have identified the best solutions. In addition to asking questions about the draft regulations we are also asking for views on the potential impacts of Adult Disability Payment on different groups and also on businesses.
The Scottish Government is now seeking the views of any organisation or individual with an interest in these matters to ensure what is being proposed will meet the needs of clients in the Scottish social security system. We will also be running some virtual events during the consultation period to promote and encourage stakeholders to take part.
What Happens Next
The Scottish Government will review the responses to the consultation and, if required, adjust the draft regulations in light of the feedback. In accordance with the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018, the draft regulations will then be scrutinised by the independent Scottish Commission on Social Security. The regulations will be revised as needed following the Commission's report and then laid in draft for approval by the Scottish Parliament.