If you’re moving permanently to a European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland
Check which countries are included in the European Economic Area (EEA).
Child Disability Payment
If you’re moving to a European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland and you currently get Child Disability Payment you might be able to keep getting the care component.
The mobility component cannot be paid if you move permanently out of Scotland. If you currently get the mobility component this will stop when you move.
If you have leased a vehicle under the Accessible Vehicles and Equipment Scheme, you'll not be able to continue your lease and will need to return the vehicle. Find out more about Accessible Vehicles and Equipment Scheme.
You'll still need to meet the general eligibility rules for Child Disability Payment.
What you need to do
You must tell Social Security Scotland that you're moving.
Find out how to let Social Security Scotland know that you’ve moved.
For Social Security Scotland to decide whether you're eligible if you move outside of Scotland, they’ll need to check that:
- you, or your parent or guardian are not moving abroad to work
- you have proof of your new address
Social Security Scotland also need to check if you have a ‘genuine and sufficient link’ to Scotland. For example, you or a family member have spent a significant part of your lives in Scotland.
You must be covered by the Withdrawal Agreement (unless you’re moving to Republic of Ireland or Gibraltar).
You might be covered by the Withdrawal Agreement if you're:
- an EEA or Swiss national and you moved to the UK before 1 January 2021
- a UK national and you moved to an EEA Country or Switzerland before 1 January 2021
- you’re joining a family member who was living in either the EEA country or UK before 1 January 2021
If you need further information about your rights visit the GOV.UK page: Withdrawal Agreement explainer for part 2: citizens’ rights.
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