The Scottish Government is currently introducing a new set of extra-costs disability benefits as direct replacements for DWP benefits.

Adult Disability Payment (ADP) is the replacement for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for adults in Scotland.

From March 2022, ADP opened for new applications from people living in the pilot areas of Dundee City, Na h-Eileanan Siar and Perth and Kinross. The pilot expanded to include Angus, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire in June 2022 and further expanded to include Fife, City of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire in July 2022. ADP launched nationally to all remaining local authorities in August 2022.

Following this national launch, people living in Scotland are now directed to apply for ADP instead of PIP for new claims.

PIP claimants started to have their awards transferred to ADP in phases from June 2022, and DLA claimants from August 2022. Claimants will instead be transferred automatically to ADP when:

  • their PIP award is due to be reviewed;
  • their PIP award is coming to an end; or
  • when they report a change in circumstances to the DWP.

If none of the above apply, the claimant will be moved to ADP via “managed transfer”.

The transfer of all claimants is expected to be completed by the end of 2025. Until they have been transferred over, PIP and DLA claimants will continue to have their awards administered by DWP.

The dashboard on this page enables users to check the progress of ADP rollout in their local area, and in Scotland overall.

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What other disability benefits are being introduced in Scotland?

Adult Disability Payment is the second disability benefit to be introduced by the Scottish Government, after Child Disability Payment.

Child Disability Payment is replacing Disability Living Allowance for children in Scotland. It was first launched in July 2021 and rollout is now almost complete.

A pilot for Pensioner Disability Payment, which will replace Attendance Allowance, is due to begin in August 2024, with full rollout scheduled for 2025.


ADP is primarily a benefit for people of working age, although PIP claimants and some DLA claimants who are over State Pension age are also being transferred. It is not possible to identify the relevant DLA claimants (those born on or after 8 April 1948) from caseload data, so they are not included on this dashboard. As a result, the dashboard covers around 95% of claimants involved in ADP rollout.

ADP figures have been rounded to the nearest five. Data has been suppressed where it would disclose fewer than five applications.


Scottish Government, Adult Disability Payment: high level statistics

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Data updates

We aim to update this dashboard quarterly, in line with data releases from the Scottish Government, but the data shown here may not be the latest available. MPs and their staff can contact the Commons Library with queries about updates.

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