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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

Our organisation

David Wallace

David Wallace

Chief executive

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

James Wallace

Deputy Director of Finance and Corporate Services

Ally MacPhail

Deputy Director of Strategy, Change, Data and Engagement

Janet Richardson

Deputy Director of Client Services Delivery

Professor Paul Knight OBE

Joint Chief Officer and Caldicott Guardian Health and Social Care Operations

Marie Farrell

Joint Chief Officer Health and Social Care Operations

Andy McClintock

Chief Digital Officer



0800 182 2222
Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

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Social Security Scotland
General Enquiries
PO Box 10301


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