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If you’re terminally ill

You do not need to do anything if you’re getting Disability Payment Allowance (DLA) because you're terminally ill.

If you're terminally ill when your Adult Disability Payment award starts you’ll get the: 

  • enhanced award for daily living
  • enhanced award for mobility 

Social Security Scotland will not review your Adult Disability Payment, unless you ask them to.

If you're terminally ill but do not get DLA under special rules for terminal illness

You may be able to get Adult Disability Payment under special rules for terminal illness, even if you have not been getting DLA under special rules.

You will need to ask your doctor or healthcare practitioner if they have completed any one of the following:

  • DS1500 form
  • SR1 form
  • Benefits Assessment for Special Rules in Scotland (BASRiS) form
  • a letter confirming that you're terminally ill

If they have, either you or your doctor will need to send it to DWP. 

If they have not, ask your doctor to send one to DWP. 

DWP will start moving your award once they have one of these.

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