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After you apply

Social Security Scotland will write to you to let you know if you’ll be paid short-term assistance.

The amount you’ll be paid will replace the amount your payments have been reduced by. 

This is while: 

  • Social Security Scotland look at their decision again 
  • the Tribunal looks at your appeal

If you disagree with Social Security Scotland’s decision about short-term assistance.

If Social Security Scotland decides you cannot be paid short-term assistance, you can apply for a re-determination.

You can do this by phoning Social Security Scotland free on 0800 182 2222, 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

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