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Consultations overview

Applications for Adult Disability Payment are limited to start with while Social Security Scotland make sure the process works.

You can apply for Adult Disability Payment now if you live in: 

  • Angus
  • Dundee City
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Perth and Kinross
  • South Lanarkshire
  • the Western Isles

Applications will open in the rest of Scotland later this summer. You'll be able to apply on or after:

  • 25 July, if you live in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, East Ayrshire, Fife, Moray, North Ayrshire or South Ayrshire
  • 29 August, if you live elsewhere in Scotland

If applications are not open in your area yet, you can still apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Social Security Scotland will aim to make a decision about your Adult Disability Payment based on your: 

  • application form
  • any supporting information

Sometimes they’ll also need to talk to you to make a decision on your application. Social Security Scotland will ask you to take part in a consultation if this is the only way they can get the extra information they need.

Your consultation will be with a health and social care practitioner from Social Security Scotland.  

They’ll write a report, which they’ll send to your case manager. This will help them make a decision on your application.

Your consultation can either be:

  • by phone
  • by video call
  • at a local public venue 
  • in your own home 

The consultation will not be a diagnosis or medical examination of your condition.

It will only cover the areas of your application that Social Security Scotland need more information about.

The consultation will be your chance to talk to Social Security Scotland about how your condition or disability affects your life.

If Social Security Scotland asks you to take part in a consultation, you should go.

They’ll use the information you give them to make a decision about your application.
 

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