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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
The official number of successful applicants, and those still under consideration for the advance payment scheme, since the age limit was reduced to sixty eight on December 4th 2019 up until the current date.
The answer to your question is as follows: In the period from 4th December 2019 to 22nd April 2020 there were a total of 143 applications, 121 of which were approved and 22 were in progress. Of these, a total of 65 were from applicants aged either 68 or 69, 57 of which were approved and 8 were in progress.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House