Frequently Asked Questions - Will I need to be assessed again?
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No. Scotland becoming independent will not result in a need for reassessment.
We propose that, on independence and for the transitional period, the benefits system will continue to be administered in the same way as it is now. Once Scotland establishes its own distinct system, the Scottish Government will be able to review the application process we inherit.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.