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 services

Our organisation

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.

Contact

Phone

0800 182 2222
Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 6pm

Social Security Scotland’s freephone helpline will close on Monday 24 December and Monday 31 December at 3pm.

It will be closed on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December and also on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 January.

It will return to normal operating hours from Thursday 3 January.

Address

Social Security Scotland
General Enquiries
PO Box 10301
DUNDEE
DD1 9FW