Personal Independence Payment (PIP) after data released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) indicated that while the number of claimants across the UK had fallen, there was a rise of 2.7 per cent in Scotland.
By the end of January 2021 there were 281,788 Scots claiming PIP - an increase of 2,721 since October 2020. adding to an overall UK total of 2.64m claimants.
The benefit is aimed at helping people who need help with daily living tasks or getting around outside the home as a result of a long-term illness, disability or mental health condition.
Many people are put off making a claim for a number of reasons. These include reading and hearing about how long the process takes - from start to finish it could be up to 22 weeks - or.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk