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National roll-out of Child Disability Payment confirmed for November

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 10th September 2021
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This follows a successful pilot of the entitlement that begun in July for Dundee, Perth & Kinross, and the Western Isles.

The Scottish Government have confirmed that the new Child Disability Payment (CDP) will be rolled out across Scotland from 22 November 2021 (this link will take you away from our website). This is the first of the major new entitlements relating to disabled people in Scotland, and will replace the existing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children.

The national roll-out follows a successful pilot in three council areas – Dundee, Perth & Kinross, and the Western Isles – which began in July. Anyone currently receiving DLA will not have to re-apply for the new entitlement, as their claim will be transferred by spring 2023. Initial prioritisation of transfers will be for over-16s and terminally ill people.

For the time being, payments will be made at the same rate and on the same schedule as the previous DLA entitlement. This will be the first UK disability entitlement where people can apply online, with the pilot finding 85% of applications were submitted in this way.

More information about the Child Disability Payment is available from mygov.scot (this link will take you away from our website).

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