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What happens if I move to Scotland from UK

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Pandapaws
Pandapaws Community member Posts: 500 Pioneering
hi,
hubby and I are looking to love to Scotland from the UK. How does PIP and ESA work? I get full pip and ESA and wondered if it’s still UK paying it or do I have to apply for it with the Scottish government? And would I still be able to get it etc! I have no idea 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there 

    It won't affect pip you will just need to infirm them of change of address 

    I'm not sure about esa but don't think you would have to apply again would think it will just be a change of circumstances but I'm not certain 

    Others will be able to help 

  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,125 Disability Gamechanger
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  • Pandapaws
    Pandapaws Community member Posts: 500 Pioneering
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    @janer1967 thanks so much for your help. I hope it’s all simple and straight forward 
  • Pandapaws
    Pandapaws Community member Posts: 500 Pioneering
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    @woodbine thanks so much for the info 

  • effie678
    effie678 Community member Posts: 54 Courageous
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    Have I missed something,  benefits up here may be changing in the future but we're still in the UK and hopefully always will be. 
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    I think the OP was just curious to know whether moving to Scotland would have an impact. 
  • Pandapaws
    Pandapaws Community member Posts: 500 Pioneering
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    @effie678
    hi we’re looking at possibly moving to Scotland so was just asking if my payments would change. Eg do I just inform the uk government of change of address and everything still be the same. 
  • Girl_No1
    Girl_No1 Community member Posts: 152 Pioneering
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    @Pandapaws Yes, everything will remain the same at the moment.  Once you are a citizen of Scotland, you will become subject to Scottish legislation.  Legislation in relation to Adult disability benefits is expected to change next year in Scotland.  The process for Adult Disability Payments is expected to be much more humane and person-centred than the current/ongoing UK process.  

    Should you make the move ..... Welcome to Scotland and your status as a New Scot!!   :)
  • effie678
    effie678 Community member Posts: 54 Courageous
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    @Pandapaws
    Didn't mean any offence, and hope all goes well with your move and your benefits
  • Pandapaws
    Pandapaws Community member Posts: 500 Pioneering
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    @effie678
    I know you weren’t being offensive! I’d probably be saying the same thing.

    @Girl_No1
    thanks so much for the advice too!  
  • dynasty30
    dynasty30 Community member Posts: 90 Courageous
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    You can either tick the form and say nothing has changed and sign the declaration and don’t fill in the form or you do the declaration and fill in the charges since you last qualified hope that helps Girl_No1 said:
    @Pandapaws Yes, everything will remain the same at the moment.  Once you are a citizen of Scotland, you will become subject to Scottish legislation.  Legislation in relation to Adult disability benefits is expected to change next year in Scotland.  The process for Adult Disability Payments is expected to be much more humane and person-centred than the current/ongoing UK process.  

    Should you make the move ..... Welcome to Scotland and your status as a New Scot!!   :)

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    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,654 Disability Gamechanger
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