Social Security Scotland can sometimes help whilst you challenge a Child Disability Payment or Adult Disability Payment decision. If your Child Disability Payment or Adult Disability Payment has been stopped or reduced, you can apply for Short-term Assistance while you challenge the decision.
Short-term Assistance is a temporary payment available while your Child Disability Payment or Adult Disability Payment re-determination or appeal is ongoing. The payment replaces the amount your payment was reduced by. You can get Short-term Assistance if both of the following apply:
- Social Security Scotland reduces or stops your disability payment
- your request for a re-determination or appeal is accepted
You do not need to pay Short-term Assistance back. It is not dependent on whether or not your re-determination or appeal is successful.
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