Transition from Child Disability Payment to Adult Disability Payment
Social Security Scotland are hosting online events to provide information for stakeholders supporting children with changes to their disability benefits as they become young adults.
The free sessions will provide information on new regulations coming into effect from Monday 20 November, which aim to improve the transition from Child Disability Payment to Adult Disability Payment.
Young people receiving Child Disability Payment will be invited to apply for Adult Disability Payment from age 16.
The events will be an opportunity to learn more about the application process. You will find out:
- how Social Security Scotland will communicate with clients
- the support available
- what the young person will need to consider before moving on from Child Disability Payment
- how to apply
How to Register
Registration for the event on Tuesday 7 November (10am to 11:30am) has now closed, but you can still register to take part in the event on Thursday 16 November from 2pm to 3:30pm.
About the Events
The events aim to ensure that those people supporting the transition have the relevant information about the application process and the new regulations.
They may be of interest to people who advise and support clients who are in receipt of Child Disability Payment and are approaching 16 years old. These will include stakeholders and partners from local authorities, health boards and third sector organisations, in addition to those who work in policy, learning and development, and communications teams.
The presentation will also include scenario-based examples for stakeholders to illustrate the process and various outcomes. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions of subject matter experts.
To find out further information or if you have any queries, please call 0800 182 2222 or email: NationalEngagementandPartnershipTeam@socialsecurity.gov.scot
A national strategy to support the transition to adulthood for disabled young people is being developed by the Scottish Government. To help shape this, you can take part in an anonymous survey at: National Transitions to Adulthood Strategy for Disabled Young People – Statement of Intent (office.com)