Following the publication of a damning independent review of the disability benefit Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Scottish Liberal Democrat social security spokesperson Caron Lindsay said:
“This damning new report shows that both of Scotland’s governments are letting down disabled people.
“They are being failed by a system that does not inspire confidence with many decisions being overturned on appeal. That is an incredibly stressful process for anyone to go through.
“Scottish ministers have the power to do something about this, but they are taking their time. Rather than obsessing about independence the Scottish Government should use the powers they have to set up a new fairer system that gives those with disabilities the support they need sooner rather than later.”