AN AYRSHIRE MP has pledged his support to scrap a controversial law which demands dying people must probe they have six-months left to live to access benefits quicker.

Alan Brown has revealed he’s backing a charity campaign as they try to improve access to benefits for people dying.

Marie Curie and Motor Neurone Disease Associations’ #Scrap6months initiative believes that all people should get fast track access to benefits if a doctor determines them as terminally ill.

Currently, those dying may have to go through a lengthy process to get such benefits.

Brown said: “I pledge to proudly support the scrap six months campaign.

“I find it ridiculous that at this moment in time, those who are terminally ill have to ‘prove’ they have less than six months – it is inhumane.”