New figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show that at the end of April 2023, there were 3.3 million people across Great Britain claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP), including almost 300,000 living in Scotland.
New claims for PIP across Scotland have been replaced by Adult Disability Payment (ADP). The DWP's figures for existing claimants in Scotland will decrease over the coming months as more existing claimants are transferred to the Social Security Scotland IT system - existing PIP claimants do not need to apply for ADP.
Earlier this year, the Scottish Government launched a new campaign aimed at raising awareness and driving take-up of the devolved benefit which can help cover extra daily costs and mobility needs.
A successful claim for PIP or ADP is worth between £26.90 and £172.75 each week and as the benefit is paid every four weeks, this amounts to between £107.60 and £691.00 every scheduled payment period.