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Moving your benefit

Department for Work and Pensions and Social Security Scotland will write to you

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will send you a letter to let you know:

  • that your benefit is moving to Social Security Scotland
  • when your Personal Independence Payment (PIP) award will end

Social Security Scotland will send you a letter to let you know what happens during the move.

During the move

DWP will send Social Security Scotland information about your PIP. This includes anything you’ve told them about your condition or disability.

Social Security Scotland will use this information to make sure your Adult Disability Payment is the same as your PIP.

During the move, Social Security Scotland may need to call or write to you. This will be to confirm details like:

  • your address
  • your bank account 
  • if you normally live in Scotland 

If Social Security Scotland does need to call you, they’ll call from this number: 0800 182 2222.

Your Adult Disability Payment award starts the day after your PIP award ends.

DWP will carry on paying your PIP until Social Security Scotland start paying you Adult Disability Payment. There will be no gap in your payments and you'll be paid on the same day.

When the move is done

Social Security Scotland will send you another letter when the move is complete. This letter is to let you know:

  • what rate of Adult Disability Payment you will get
  • what date your Adult Disability Payment starts
  • when Social Security Scotland will review your Adult Disability Payment

Social Security Scotland will review your Adult Disability Payment around the same time as DWP would have reviewed your PIP. 

If you were due a review of your PIP with DWP around the time of the move, they will send you information about what’s going to happen after the move is finished. The result of the review may affect your payment.

Find out more about the review process.

If your PIP is moving to Adult Disability Payment because you reported a change in your condition or disability to DWP, Social Security Scotland will ask you to tell them about the change when the move is complete.

Find out about keeping Social Security Scotland up to date.

If you are in a care home or hospital

You might be getting PIP, and also staying in:

  • a local authority funded care home
  • hospital
  • legal detention

If so, you'll get the daily living component from the date your Adult Disability Payment starts for the first 28 days of your stay if you were both:

  • entitled to the daily living component on the day your PIP ended and your Adult Disability Payment began
  • not getting paid the daily living component of PIP because you were in a care home, hospital or legal detention

The daily living component of Adult Disability Payment will stop after 28 days, if your stay goes on for longer than that.

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