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If your benefit moves from the Department for Work and Pensions

If you get other benefits or services related to your disability payment, you’ll need to tell each organisation about the move to Social Security Scotland.

You need to contact your local council to tell them about the move if you get:

  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Reduction
  • Council Tax Exemption
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You need to contact the Department for Work and Pensions to tell them about the move if you get:

You can do this by reporting a change of circumstances on each benefit that you get.

You only need to contact HM Revenue and Customs if your disability payment rate has changed during the move and you get either:

  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit

Contact HMRC about tax credits.

Carer’s Allowance

If you get Child Disability Payment, and your carer gets Carer’s Allowance, you do not need to contact anyone. The Department for Work and Pensions will share this information with the Carer's Allowance Unit.

If you get Adult Disability Payment, and your carer gets Carer’s Allowance, you need to contact the Carer’s Allowance Unit. You should let them know that your disability payment has moved to Social Security Scotland. This information will not be shared automatically.

Contact the Carer’s Allowance Unit.

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