Social Security Scotland



Benefits assessment service design underway amid high satisfaction levels

A contract to design Scotland’s new social security assessments system has been awarded as figures revealed high satisfaction levels with the new service.

Published 10 May 2019

Watchdog warns delivery of devolved benefits to get harder

The Scottish Government has done a good job of delivering its first set of devolved benefits but the real challenge is still to come, a new report has warned.

Published 2 May 2019

Social Security Scotland nears £200m payment milestone in first year

The progress made in building Scotland’s new public service has been outlined today, a year since the Social Security (Scotland) Bill 2018 was passed in Parliament.

Published 25 April 2019

Social security charter laid for Parliament approval

A document which outlines the eight principles that will guide Scotland’s new social security system is to be considered for approval by the Scottish Parliament.

Published 11 January 2019

Four new benefits to help low income families and carers in 2019

Low income families and carers will benefit from four new benefits being introduced by Social Security Scotland this year.

Published 7 January 2019

New Scottish social security body to deliver disability assessments

Assessments for disability support will be carried out by Social Security Scotland, fully supported by public sector healthcare professionals, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 27 September 2018

Dundee set for 40 more social security jobs

Another 40 jobs at Scotland’s new social security agency in Dundee will be advertised next week.

Published 23 August 2018