You should apply for Short-term Assistance when you ask for a re-determination or an appeal. You’ll need to tell us if you want to apply for Short-term Assistance when you ask for the re-determination or appeal.
You can ask for a re-determination or appeal and apply for Short-term Assistance by:
- filling in a form online
- filling in either a re-determination paper form or an appeal paper form and sending it to: Social Security Scotland PO Box 10303 Dundee DD1 9FY
You can also apply by calling Social Security Scotland free on 0800 182 2222 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm).
If you're a British Sign Language user, you can use the contactSCOTLAND app to contact Social Security Scotland by video relay.
If you’re hard of hearing, you can use the Text Relay Service: 18001 +0300 244 4000.
You should apply for Short-term Assistance when you ask for a re-determination or appeal.
If you asked to challenge a decision to reduce or stop your disability payment but did not apply for Short-term Assistance, you may still be able to apply. You can only get Short-term Assistance if the re-determination or appeal decision has not been made. To apply, call Social Security Scotland free on 0800 182 2222.
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