From April 2020 the Scottish Government will take full responsibility for all remaining devolved benefits, with replacement disability benefits to start their introduction from summer 2020.
The New benefits – Disabled Assistance in Scotland will be made up of three forms of help:
Summer 2020 – Disability Assistance for Children and Young People (DACYP)
By end 2021 – Disability Assistance for Working-Age People (DAWAP)
Early 2021 – Disability Assistance for Older People (DAOP)
These will replace the DWP administered benefits Disability Living Allowance for Children (DLAC), Attendance Allowance (AA), and Personal Independence Payments (PIP). New claims for all of these will be delivered by early 2021.
Any child or adult living in Scotland who is currently receiving Disability Living Allowance for children, Personal Independence Payment or Attendance Allowance from DWP will be affected by the changes.
The Scottish Government launched a consultation to gather views on their proposed approach to delivering the new benefits.
Thanks very much to Arlene Astley at Advocard for supporting everyone and giving them the opportunity to contribute to the consultation.
You can read Advocard’s Response to the Scottish Government HERE