Our overarching aim is to create a social security system in Scotland that is based on dignity, fairness and respect. This will be system that helps to support those who need it and when they need it.
The Joint Ministerial Working Group on Welfare was set up as the vehicle for the transfer of social security powers under the Scotland Act 2016.
Our new social security system will be built with and for the people of Scotland. We are committed to working with and involving organisations and those with the lived-experience of receiving benefits in the ongoing debates and decisions and hearing about what matters to them.
Transferring the devolved benefits to Scotland requires a large programme of transition, of a scale unseen since devolution.
Our top priority is to ensure the safe and secure transition of the devolved benefits to those who receive them without people experiencing any interruption of services.
Read more about the background to Scotland's new social security system.