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Letter to confirm the DWP has given you more time to send your PIP claim form

This advice applies to Scotland

Changes to PIP in Scotland

A new benefit called Adult Disability Payment is replacing Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in Scotland in 2022.

If you already get PIP

You'll keep getting PIP until you move over to Adult Disability Payment. Social Security Scotland will contact you to tell you when that will happen.

Find out more about changes to PIP on mygov.scot.

If you do not already get PIP

You can apply for Adult Disability Payment on or after these dates:

  • 21 March - if you live in Dundee City, Perth and Kinross or the Western Isles
  • 20 June - if you live in Angus, North Lanarkshire or South Lanarkshire
  • 25 July - if you live in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, East Ayrshire, Fife, Moray, North Ayrshire or South Ayrshire
  • 29 August - if you live anywhere else in Scotland.

Find out more about Adult Disability Payment.

Use this template letter to confirm the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has extended the deadline for you to return your PIP claim form. You need to phone and ask for an extension before you send this letter.

When you've completed the letter, print it out and send it by post to the address on the letter that came with your claim form. If you can't find this, call the PIP claims helpline to find out the address.

Personal Independence Payment claim line

Telephone: 0800 917 2222
Textphone: 0800 917 7777

Relay UK - if you can't hear or speak on the phone, you can type what you want to say: 18001 then 0800 917 2222

You can use Relay UK with an app or a textphone. There’s no extra charge to use it. Find out how to use Relay UK on the Relay UK website.

Video relay - if you use British Sign Language (BSL).

You can find out how to use video relay on YouTube.

Calling from abroad: +44 191 218 7766

Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

Calls are free from mobiles and landlines.

If you haven't got a printer, your local Citizens Advice or public library should be able to help you, but you might have to pay a small charge.

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