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“I would encourage anyone in Scotland who could be eligible to please check and apply. We want people to get support that they’re entitled to, because social security is a shared investment to help build a fairer and better society together.”

The MSP also shared how the application process will work for this PIP replacement being provided by the Scottish Government.

He added: “When people apply for our disability benefits, we are focused on making the right decisions first to reduce the need for people to go through a redetermination or appeal.

“When Social Security Scotland is making a decision it will only need one formal piece of supporting information from a professional, such as a social care assessment, medical report or prescription list, and if required we will obtain that information for people.”