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How to apply

You should apply for short-term assistance at the same time you: 

  • ask Social Security Scotland to look at their decision again 
  • make an appeal

You can apply by:

  • phoning Social Security Scotland free on 0800 182 2222 , 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
  • completing a paper form:

Paper form to ask Social Security Scotland to look at their decision again

Paper form to make an appeal

There’s a box on the paper form to check if you want to apply for short-term assistance.

You should return your completed form to:

Social Security Scotland
PO Box 10303
Dundee
DD1 9FY

You can also find details on how to apply on your latest Child Disability Payment decision letter. 

Warning

You must ask Social Security Scotland to look at their decision again before you can apply for an appeal.

If you want to apply for short-term assistance at a later date, you can phone Social Security Scotland free on 0800 182 222, 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Other ways to apply 

If you're a British Sign Language user, you can use the contactSCOTLAND app to contact Social Security Scotland by video relay.

Applying when you appeal a decision

If you appeal a decision, you can make another application for short-term assistance. 

You can apply for an appeal if:

  • Social Security Scotland makes a re-determination
  • you disagree with Social Security Scotland’s new decision 

The Social Security Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal looks at appeals. They’re independent and not part of Social Security Scotland. 
Social Security Scotland will pay you while the Tribunal look at their decision again. Payments will end when the Tribunal makes a new decision about your Child Disability Payment.
 

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