Seek input on the mobile component of disability benefits.
People are encouraged to share their views on how Scottish Government disability benefits support their mobility needs.
The consultation on eligibility for the mobility component of adult disability benefits will collect evidence to feed into a broader independent review. Ministers committed to this review to ensure payments meet people’s current and future needs.
One of the two components of payments, the mobility component helps people who have difficulty planning and tracking their movements and trips.
Social Security Minister Ben McPherson said:
“Adult Disability Payment has been developed in close collaboration with people with disabilities as part of our commitment to ensure that the Scottish social security system is delivered with dignity, fairness and respect.
“We would like to hear a wide range of views, especially from people on disability benefits, about the eligibility criteria for the mobility component of adult disability benefits. While maintaining our commitment, we have already improved the disability payment application process and would like to hear about people’s experiences with this improved system.
“We encourage anyone who receives adult disability benefits, or who has an opinion about how they should be paid, to contact us.”
The Adult Disability Benefit provided by Social Security Scotland will start in August 2022, replacing the UK Government’s Individual Independence Benefit. Provides financial assistance to people aged 16 to public pension age who are disabled, have a long-term health condition or have a terminal illness. There are two parts to her, a mobility component and a daily life component for those who have difficulty with daily activities such as preparing meals and bathing.
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The consultation focused on the mobility element will run for 12 weeks and end on April 25th.