Keeping Social Security Scotland up to date
Social Security Scotland need to know about changes so they can:
- make sure you're paid the right amount
- contact you about your Adult Disability Payment
Find out more about the types of changes that Social Security Scotland need to know about.
You need to let Social Security Scotland know about changes if:
you’re already receiving Adult Disability Payment
you’ve applied for Adult Disability Payment and you’re waiting for a decision
you’ve moved from Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Personal Independence Payment (PIP) to Adult Disability
Find out how to tell Social Security Scotland about a change.
Find out about:
It’s important that you tell Social Security Scotland about any changes so they can make sure you continue to get the right rate of payment for your needs.
If you do not tell Social Security Scotland about a change that could affect your award, you may be committing an offence under section 72 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.
Moving from Personal Independence Payment to Adult Disability Payment
Depending on when the change happens, you’ll need to contact either DWP or Social Security Scotland.
If something changes during the move
If something changes before your PIP finishes, call DWP free on 0800 121 4600.
If something changes after the move
If something changes after your Adult Disability Payment has started, you’ll need to tell Social Security Scotland about the change.
Who else you need to tell
Other organisations may need to know about your changes. Find out who else you need to tell after you've told Social Security Scotland.
Get help from Social Security Scotland
Social Security Scotland can help if:
- you have any questions
- you’re not sure if you need to tell them about a change
- you're calling from abroad
- you need support to complete the form
- you need help to get information about a health change or sending documents
If you want to stop getting Adult Disability Payment
You should contact Social Security Scotland to ask them to end your Adult Disability Payment.
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