Adult disability payment scotland

Hi, has anyone claimed this new benefit before ?

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  • poppy12345
    poppy12345 Posts: 17,911 Forumite
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    There's hardly been any threads related to this. You can see the decision makers guide here. https://www.socialsecurity.gov.scot/guidance-resources/guidance/decision-making-guide

  • I applied last year and just received my award letter yesterday. There's been a bit of a backlog but claims are backdated to the day the application is triggered.
  • Spoonie_Turtle
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    I applied last year and just received my award letter yesterday. There's been a bit of a backlog but claims are backdated to the day the application is triggered.
    Did you have an assessment or was it a paper-based decision?
  • beanielou
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    I understand it is paper based.
    I am a Forum Ambassador and I support the Forum Team on Mortgage Free Wannabe & Local Money Saving Scotland & Disability Money Matters. If you need any help on those boards, do let me know.Please note that Ambassadors are not moderators. Any post you spot in breach of the Forum Rules should be reported via the report button , or by emailing forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. All views are my own & not the official line of Money Saving Expert.

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  • I applied last year and just received my award letter yesterday. There's been a bit of a backlog but claims are backdated to the day the application is triggered.
    Did you have an assessment or was it a paper-based decision?
    Mine was a paper based decision, they did contact my GP for further information - she was the one who diagnosed my fibromyalgia 4years ago. I found when I would call to see where my application was in terms of being looked at that the call handlers were always very friendly, don't be afraid to phone them if you need to ask them any questions, I found the best time for being answered quickly was 8am otherwise you can wait a long time.
    I hope all goes well with your application 🙂
  • Spoonie_Turtle
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    I applied last year and just received my award letter yesterday. There's been a bit of a backlog but claims are backdated to the day the application is triggered.
    Did you have an assessment or was it a paper-based decision?
    Mine was a paper based decision, they did contact my GP for further information - she was the one who diagnosed my fibromyalgia 4years ago. I found when I would call to see where my application was in terms of being looked at that the call handlers were always very friendly, don't be afraid to phone them if you need to ask them any questions, I found the best time for being answered quickly was 8am otherwise you can wait a long time.
    I hope all goes well with your application 🙂
    Good to know it's working as intended so far.  Alas not applicable to me personally but will be helpful for others who are applying.
  • Yano
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    @maiden_scotland can I ask when last year you applied? I applied at the beginning of March this year and when I called recently they couldn't tell me anything other than they have my application. 
  • poppy12345
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    Yano said:
    @maiden_scotland can I ask when last year you applied? I applied at the beginning of March this year and when I called recently they couldn't tell me anything other than they have my application. 

    I've heard there's backlogs of several months. You could be in a for a long wait.
  • beanielou
    beanielou Posts: 90,126 Ambassador
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    They have been inundated.
    Only consolation is that if awarded it will be backdated.
    I am a Forum Ambassador and I support the Forum Team on Mortgage Free Wannabe & Local Money Saving Scotland & Disability Money Matters. If you need any help on those boards, do let me know.Please note that Ambassadors are not moderators. Any post you spot in breach of the Forum Rules should be reported via the report button , or by emailing forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. All views are my own & not the official line of Money Saving Expert.

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    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.

    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    ***Keep plodding*** Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
    One debt remaining. Home improvement loan.
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