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New campaign promoting disability benefits

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New campaign promoting disability benefits

Disabled people are being urged to find out if they are eligible for Scottish Government disability benefits as part of a new campaign to increase benefit take-up.

The nationwide campaign, which launched on 10 April, aims to raise awareness of the financial support available to help with the extra costs disabled children and adults may face.

The campaign is running on television, online and on billboards and buses across Scotland.

Child Disability Payment provides financial support to help families and carers with the extra costs of caring for a disabled child or young person or a child or young person with a long-term health condition.

Adult Disability Payment is available to people aged between 16 and state pension age who are disabled, have a long-term health condition or a terminal illness.

These benefits are administered by Social Security Scotland and replace the Department for Work and Pensions’ Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for Children, DLA and Personal Independence Payment. People already getting disability benefits from DWP will see their award transfer automatically and they do not need to apply separately.

Stakeholder organisations who would like to share the video advert are encouraged to do so. Additional resources for stakeholders on Child Disability Payment and Adult Disability Payment are also available.

Anyone who thinks they may be eligible for disability benefits can find out more here.

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