Scotland has a new social security agency that will put people before profits, as there is no private companies carrying out benefit assessments. The new agency will be centrally located in Dundee and Glasgow as well as providing a local presence across Scotland so it is directly responsive to individual needs.

Social Security Agency

Benefits which remain reserved to the UK Government

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credits
  • Child Tax Credits and
  • Housing Benefit

Benefits being devolved to the Scottish Government

  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit