What is 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.
Creating 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.