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.
Cash payments to help with some of the costs of having children and a payment card for food.
An extra payment for carers in Scotland who already get Carer's Allowance on a particular date.
Money to help pay for funeral and burial or cremation costs if you live in Scotland.
An annual payment for 16, 17 and 18 year olds who give care to someone else.
A new benefit to help you with the costs of starting a new job if you live in Scotland.
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
Head of Finance
Head of Governance and Strategy
Head of Operations
Head of Corporate Services
Head of Local Delivery and Client Experience
0800 182 2222
Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm
Social Security Scotland
PO Box 10301
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