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Changes To Scottish Benefits Postponed

April 7, 2020

With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the Scottish government is to postpone changes to benefits which had the potential to make life easier for disabled claimants.

Due to staff sickness and the huge upsurge in claims for universal credit, the timetable for introducing Child Disability Payment and the Scottish replacement for Personal Independence Payment, as well a new method of decision making which is aimed at ending face to face assessments, have all been put on hold.

Child Disability Payment had been scheduled for introduction in early 2021

Disability Assistance for Working Age People, the replacement for PIP was due to be introduced at the same time.

No new date has yet been set for their introduction, but a statement should be made in late summer 2020 giving an update.

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