Adult Disability Payment – Have your say on the mobility component
The Scottish Government recently published a consultation about the mobility component of Adult Disability Payment (ADP). The consultation asks questions about the mobility criteria and people’s experience of applying for, claiming and being transferred to ADP.
Inclusion Scotland will be writing a response to the consultation and we’re hoping you’ll help by sharing your views and experiences with us.
You’ll find some background to the consultation below, along with opportunities to engage with us through a survey and online events in March. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com or calling 0131 370 6700.
Adult Disability Payment is a new Scottish benefit replacing the UK Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for people between the ages of 16 and State Pension age in Scotland.
The eligibility rules for Adult Disability Payment have been kept largely the same as under PIP. The Scottish Government did this to avoid having two sets of eligibility criteria during the transfer of people’s payments from the Department for Work and Pensions to Social Security Scotland.
Adult Disability Payment was rolled out nationally in August 2022 and Social Security Scotland is working to transfer existing claimants and take new applications.
The Scottish Government has given a commitment to undertake an independent review of the Adult Disability Payment starting in 2023. Membership of the review group will be independent of Government and will seek the views of disabled people.
The Scottish Government has also committed to consulting on the eligibility criteria for the mobility component of Adult Disability Payment in advance of the independent review. This is what we are contacting you about now.
The ‘mobility component’ is for the extra help some disabled people need to get around. This can include moving, planning a journey or following a route.
Each component can be paid at either a standard rate of £24.45 a week or an enhanced rate of £64.50 a week. Those receiving the enhanced rate can use the payments to lease a vehicle from Motability.
This is your chance to give your views on what the eligibility criteria for the mobility component should be. These views will be passed on to Scottish Government and then fed into the independent review.
How to get involved!
Complete our Survey
You can feed in to Inclusion Scotland’s response to the consultation by filling in our survey.
You can fill in the online survey by clicking here.
Or you can download and fill out the survey below and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org
The survey will close on Friday 31 March 2023.
Click here to download a Word version of the survey.
Click here to download the Easy Read survey
Click here to download a plain text version of the survey.
Come Along to an Online Event
Inclusion Scotland is running three online events to hear your views about Adult Disability Payment.
If you are a disabled person you can register for one of these events by clicking on the link below.
If you are a Disabled People’s Organisation, we hope you will join us at our Stakeholder Roundtable by registering at the link below.
Registration for these events will close on Sunday 26 March.
Please let us know about any access or inclusion requirements you have on the Eventbrite registration form. There will be a short comfort break during the event.
If you require communication support such as a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter or electronic notetaker or palantypist, please let us know by Monday 13 March. If you book a place after this date, we will do everything we can to ensure that support is available, but unfortunately we cannot guarantee it. This is due to high demand for such services.
Respond Directly to the Consultation
You can read the consultation paper by clicking here.
You can read an Easy Read version of the consultation paper by clicking here.
You can respond to the consultation directly by clicking here.
The deadline for responses is 25 April 2023.