Adult Disability Payment

Adult Disability Payment (ADP) is the Scottish Government’s replacement for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Both PIP and ADP provide financial assistance to contribute towards the increased costs incurred by an individual because of a disability or long-term health condition.

ADP is due to fully launch in summer 2022, following a pilot in the spring. It will replace PIP for new applicants, with all PIP recipients eventually moving to ADP. Our ADP forecast shows the total spending we expect across ADP and PIP.

We expect that the differences between ADP and PIP, particularly around the application and review process, will mean that spending on ADP is significantly higher than what would otherwise have been spent on PIP. We set out the details of these differences and our estimates of the associated costs in Annex A of our August 2021 forecast.

Forecast spending on Disability Assistance

£ million 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27
1,626 1,741 1,958 2,313 2,541 2,752 2,972

Find out more in our Analytical Papers series, including our Occasional Papers and Forecast Evaluation Reports.

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