The new benefit will provide additional financial support to people of working age across Scotland with a disability, long-term illness or mental health condition. It will initially be piloted from spring, 2022 before becoming available to all Scottish claimants in the summer of the same year.
Scottish claimants who currently receive UK Government disability benefits, delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), will be transferred to the new devolved system in stages after the new benefits are introduced. Full transfer of benefits from the DWP is expected to be completed by 2025.
Social Security Scotland will deliver three new forms of Disability…
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