Scottish Commission on Social Security: publications

The Scottish Commission on Social Security (SCoSS) is an advisory non-departmental public body set up to provide independent scrutiny of the Scottish social security system (including benefit regulations) and hold Scottish Ministers to account.


Any information or documents published here are hosted on behalf of the Commission and are not to be considered part of the Scottish Government’s official record. SCoSS is happy to provide its reports and other documents in alternative formats.

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Draft Social Security (Up-rating) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2021

Draft Carer’s Assistance (Young Carer Grants) (Scotland) Regulations 2019

Uprating 2019

Draft Scottish Child Payment Regulations 2020

Draft Social Security Assistance (Funeral Expense Assistance and Young Carer Grants) (Up-rating and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Regulations

Draft Disability Assistance for Children and Young People regulations

Draft Winter Heating Assistance regulations

On 27 August 2020, two members from SCoSS gave evidence at the Scottish Parliament Social Security Committee session regarding draft Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Regulations 2020.

Draft Carer's Allowance Supplement (Qualifying Persons) and Young Carer Grant Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2020

Draft Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations

Minutes 2021

Minutes 2020

Minutes 2019


Corporate documents


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