Social Security Scotland
Social Security Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government. It’s responsible for managing the benefits that are devolved to Scotland, to make sure the people who need them get them correctly and fairly.
Building a better benefits system for Scotland
Over the next 4 years, the UK Government will transfer powers for the delivery of a number of benefits to the Scottish Government.
These benefits will be for people on low incomes, disabled people, carers, young people entering the workplace and help for people to heat their homes
The Scottish Government has established Social Security Scotland to administer these benefits.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and local authorities will also continue to deliver some benefits in Scotland.
Social Security Scotland will put dignity, fairness and respect at the heart of everything we do.
Find out more about benefits and how to apply
Find out more about Social Security Scotland
Adult Disability Payment
Support if you have a disability or long-term health condition that affects your everyday life in Scotland.
Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods
Cash payments to help people in Scotland with some of the costs of having children and a payment card for food.
Carer's Allowance Supplement
An extra payment for carers in Scotland who already get Carer's Allowance on a particular date.
Child Disability Payment
Provides support for the extra costs that a child with a disability in Scotland might have.
Child Winter Heating Assistance
A payment to help disabled children and young people and their families with increased heating costs over winter.
Funeral Support Payment
Money to help pay for funeral and burial or cremation costs if you live in Scotland.
Job Start Payment
A benefit to help you with the costs of starting a new job if you live in Scotland.
Scottish Child Payment
An extra payment every 4 weeks for each child under 6 years of age in Scotland, if the family already gets other support.
Young Carer Grant
An annual payment for 16, 17 and 18 year olds in Scotland who give care to someone else.
The chief executive is responsible for the set-up of Social Security Scotland. He is accountable to the Scottish Government, Scottish Ministers and the Scottish Parliament for the activity of Social Security Scotland. He leads the Senior Leadership Team who support him in his responsibilities.
Senior Management Team
Deputy Director of Finance and Corporate Services
Deputy Director of Strategy, Change, Data and Engagement
Deputy Director of Client Services Delivery
Professor Paul Knight OBE
Joint Chief Officer and Caldicott Guardian Health and Social Care Operations
Joint Chief Officer Health and Social Care Operations
Chief Digital Officer
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Social Security Scotland
PO Box 10301
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