Independent Review of Adult Disability Payment: consultation

The Chair of the Independent Review of Adult Disability Payment is consulting on people's views about the first year of delivery. This will be used to help inform recommendations to ensure that Adult Disability Payment meets the needs of disabled people.

Section 2 – Eligibility check

Social Security Scotland currently has an online suitability checker which allows people thinking of applying to check if they meet the basic requirements needed to receive Adult Disability Payment.

The suitability checker does not tell someone if they are likely to get Adult Disability Payment because of their disability or health condition.

This question asks for your views about a more detailed checker which could ask questions about a person’s daily living and mobility needs. This could help a person know if they are likely to be eligible for Adult Disability Payment.

Question 3

In your view, would it be helpful to have a more detailed eligibility check before filling in the application form?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t Know

Please explain your reasons.

(a) If you said “yes”, what questions do you think the eligibility checker should ask?

(b) If you said “yes”, please consider what the potential advantages/disadvantages would be on people thinking about making an application for Adult Disability Payment.

(c) Would you need help to complete an eligibility check?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t Know

(d) If you said “yes”, who would you ask to help you?



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