Social Security Scotland delivers Adult Disability Payment and Child Disability Payment – money to help with the extra costs of being disabled or having a long-term condition.
- Replacing Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- To provide extra money to help you if you have a disability or long-term health condition that affects your everyday life
- Replacing DLA (Disability Living Allowance)
- To provide support for the extra costs that a disabled child might have
In order to make decisions on applications, they ask for just one piece of supporting information from a professional. Supporting information includes things like:
- care plans or care assessments
- social work reports or social work assessments
- physical supports such as mobility aids
- physical adaptations made to your home
- medical reports, letters, records or summaries such as occupational therapy reports, physiotherapy reports, discharge letters from hospitals – anything that will help us to understand your level of need
- medical test results or certificates
- a formal medication or prescription list showing us the medication that you take treatment plans
Information can be uploaded online at https://bit.ly/SupportingInformationUploadOnline or sent in by post. Help is also on hand to help people with applications and uploading information – book an appointment with a client support adviser by calling 0800 182 2222.
Find out more at https://bit.ly/SocialSecurityScotlandDisabilityBenefits