• Kenneth Gibson MSP

Shaping the Adult Disability Payment


The SNP Government seeks your views on the draft regulations for Adult Disability Payment (ADP).


ADP 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.


The purpose of the consultation is to gather views on the policy and draft regulations and identify any gaps, issues or unintended consequences.


Kenneth Gibson MSP said:


“One of the good things that came out of the Smith Commission is the devolution of at least some social security benefits to Scotland.


“Since its inception, Social Security Scotland has worked to make benefits more accessible and easier to apply for. It is also important that all benefits go through a robust process of design, scrutiny and assessment to ensure a positive experience to those it is intended to assist.


“I therefore encourage you to help shape this legislation by responding to this consultation”.


The Scottish Government Consultation on Adult Disability Payment (ADP) Regulations runs until 15 March and can be accessed here.


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