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About Adult Disability Payment review decisions

Understanding a review decision

A new decision following a review is called a determination.

When Social Security Scotland confirm that they will make changes to your Adult Disability Payment, they'll let you know:

If the award will stop, reduce or increase following a review, Social Security Scotland will tell you why.

Indefinite awards

You may be given an indefinite award if:

  • your needs are highly unlikely to change
  • you're awarded the enhanced rate of both the daily living and mobility components of Adult Disability Payment

This means your award will not be reviewed in the future unless you tell us that something has changed.

How review decisions affect other benefits you get

If your award changes following a review, this could affect other benefits that you get.

You should tell them about changes to your Adult Disability Payment if you get benefits from any of these organisations:

  • your local council
  • HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
  • Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
  • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

To find out about extra support with costs, or call Social Security Scotland for free on 0800 182 2222. Opening times are Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

Find out what to do if you need help contacting Social Security Scotland, or are calling from abroad.

If you disagree with a decision

If you do not agree with Social Security Scotland's decision you have the right to ask them to take a fresh look at their decision. This is called a re-determination.

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