1. Advice and guidance

    19 Jul 2019

    Devolved social security benefits: stakeholder engagement toolkit

    This toolkit contains an overview of the delivery of devolved benefits, delivery timetable, factsheets and information on spreading the word about devolved benefits.

  2. NEWS

    11 Jul 2019 10:02

    Advocacy help for benefit applicants

    Creating a fairer system for all.

  3. NEWS

    03 Jul 2019 12:40

    Creating a fairer social security system

    People with lived experience to have their say.

  4. Consultation analysis

    03 Jul 2019

    Job Grant: analysis of consultation responses

    Analysis of responses to our consultation on Job Grant, a new benefit to support young people moving back into employment.

  5. Publication

    27 Jun 2019

    Young Carer Grant: response to Scottish Commission on Social Security

    Our response to Scottish Commission on Social Security regarding their recommendations about the draft regulations of Young Carer Grant.

  6. Publication

    27 Jun 2019

    Young Carer Grant: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Young Carer Grant child rights and wellbeing impact assessment was consulted upon between 17 September to 10 December 2018, and was further refined prior to laying the YCG draft regulations on 20 June 2019.

  7. Publication

    27 Jun 2019

    Young Carer Grant: island communities impact assessment

    An assessment into the potential impacts that Young Carer Grant may have on island and rural communities.

  8. Publication

    27 Jun 2019

    Young Carer Grant: business and regulatory impact assessment

    The draft Young Carer Grant Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment was consulted upon between 17 September - 10 December 2018 before being refined prior to the draft regulations being laid in Parliament on 20 June 2019.

  9. Publication

    27 Jun 2019

    Young Carer Grant: response to Scottish Commission on Social Security

    Our response to Scottish Commission on Social Security regarding their recommendations about the draft regulations of Young Carer Grant.

  10. NEWS

    26 Jun 2019 15:39

    New £10 benefit targets child poverty

    Children under six set to gain from 2021.

  11. Speech/statement

    26 Jun 2019

    Income supplement: ministerial statement

    Statement from Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government Aileen Campbell to the Scottish Parliament.

  12. Publication

    26 Jun 2019

    Scottish Child Payment: position paper

    Process of development of the Scottish Child Payment and the expected policy impacts it will have.

  13. Publication

    26 Jun 2019

    Tackling child poverty: first year progress report (2018 to 2019)

    The first annual progress report for 'Every child, every chance: tackling child poverty delivery plan 2018-2022'.

  14. Research and analysis

    26 Jun 2019

    Tackling child poverty: first year progress report - Annex C

    Annex C: ethnicity breakdowns, where possible, for the Child Poverty Measurement Framework indicators.

  15. Statistics

    26 Jun 2019

    Tackling child poverty: first year progress report - Annex B

    Annex B: trends over time for each of the Child Poverty Measurement framework indicators, and which of the four child poverty targets each indicator influences.

  16. Statistics

    26 Jun 2019

    Tackling child poverty: first year progress report - Annex A

    Annex A: child poverty evaluation strategy.

  17. Publication

    26 Jun 2019

    Scottish Child Payment: position paper

    Process of development of the Scottish Child Payment and the expected policy impacts it will have.

  18. Publication

    26 Jun 2019

    Income supplement: analysis of options

    Analysis undertaken to inform the development of the income supplement policy, a flagship commitment in our Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan for 2018-2022.

  19. Research and analysis

    26 Jun 2019

    Tackling child poverty: first year progress report - Annex C

    Annex C: ethnicity breakdowns, where possible, for the Child Poverty Measurement Framework indicators.

  20. Statistics

    26 Jun 2019

    Tackling child poverty: first year progress report - Annex A

    Annex A: child poverty evaluation strategy.

  21. Statistics

    26 Jun 2019

    Tackling child poverty: first year progress report - Annex B

    Annex B: trends over time for each of the Child Poverty Measurement framework indicators, and which of the four child poverty targets each indicator influences.

  22. Publication

    26 Jun 2019

    Tackling child poverty: first year progress report (2018 to 2019)

    The first annual progress report for 'Every child, every chance: tackling child poverty delivery plan 2018-2022'.

  23. Publication

    26 Jun 2019

    Scottish Child Payment: position paper

    Process of development of the Scottish Child Payment and the expected policy impacts it will have.

  24. Factsheet

    26 Jun 2019

    Scottish Child Payment: factsheet

    Information about the new benefit for low income families with children under six.

  25. NEWS

    21 Jun 2019 13:09

    Extra Support for Young Carers

    New benefit for eligible teenagers to launch this autumn.

  26. Research and analysis

    21 Jun 2019

    Young Carer Grant regulations: consultation analysis

    Independent analysis report detailing the findings of the 2018 Young Carer Grant consultation on the draft regulations.

  27. Publication

    21 Jun 2019

    Young Carer Grant consultation: our response

    The Scottish Government's response to the Young Carer Grant consultation stakeholder responses.

  28. Research and analysis

    07 Jun 2019

    Incentivised Funeral Savings Scheme pilot: qualitative research - executive summary

    Executive summary of findings from a survey conducted by Survation with a selection of Scottish adults on attitudes to funeral savings and a proposed government-supported Incentivised Funeral Savings Scheme.

  29. Research and analysis

    07 Jun 2019

    Incentivised Funeral Savings Scheme pilot: qualitative research - full report

    This focus group research was conducted by Progressive Partnership with a selection of Scottish adults on attitudes to funeral savings and a proposed government-supported Incentivised Funeral Savings Scheme (IFSS).

  30. Research and analysis

    07 Jun 2019

    Incentivised Funeral Savings Scheme pilot: qualitative research - main findings

    Main findings from focus group research conducted by Progressive Partnership with a selection of Scottish adults on attitudes to funeral savings and a proposed government-supported Incentivised Funeral Savings Scheme (IFSS).

  31. NEWS

    05 Jun 2019 11:57

    More financial support for carers

    Carers get more support in Scotland than rest of UK

  32. NEWS

    03 Jun 2019 00:01

    New School Payment launches

    Full Best Start Grant package now available.

  33. NEWS

    30 May 2019 10:13

    Discretionary Housing Payments

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  34. NEWS

    29 May 2019 09:30

    Best start grant for young asylum seekers

    Pregnancy and baby benefit will not jeopardise immigration status.

  35. Advice and guidance

    22 May 2019

    Scottish Welfare Fund: statutory guidance May 2019

    The Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) aims to provide a safety net to people on low incomes through Crisis Grants and Community Care Grants.

  36. Publication

    16 May 2019

    Funeral costs guidance: consultation response

    Response to the consultation of Scottish Government guidance on funeral costs.

  37. Publication

    16 May 2019

    Funeral costs guidance: island communities impact assessment

    Island Communities Impact Assessment of Scottish Government guidance on funeral costs.

  38. Publication

    16 May 2019

    Funeral costs guidance: Fairer Scotland Duty summary

    Fairer Scotland Duty assessment of guidance on funeral costs.

  39. Publication

    16 May 2019

    Funeral costs guidance: equality impact assessment results

    Equality Impact assessment of guidance on funeral costs.

  40. Publication

    16 May 2019

    Funeral costs: guidance

    Guidance on funeral costs published under Section 98 of the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016.

  41. NEWS

    16 May 2019 00:01

    Funeral cost guidance published

    Recommendations to make clear cost information available.

  42. NEWS

    09 May 2019 00:01

    Benefits assessment service design underway

    Contract awarded to support design of social security assessments.

  43. Publication

    08 May 2019

    Social Security Experience Panels: overpayments

    This report outlines the Social Security Experience Panels views expressed in a survey about overpayments.

  44. Research and analysis

    08 May 2019

    Social Security Experience Panels: overpayments visual summary

    This visual summary outlines the Social Security Experience Panels views expressed in a survey about overpayments.

  45. Publication

    08 May 2019

    Social Security Experience Panel: Scottish Welfare Fund experiences

    This report outlines the Social Security Experience Panel Members views expressed in a survey about their experiences of the Scottish Welfare Fund.

  46. Research and analysis

    08 May 2019

    Social Security Experience Panels: attendance allowance discovery

    This report explores Experience Panel member views on claiming Attendance Allowance.

  47. Research and analysis

    08 May 2019

    Social Security Experience Panels: attendance allowance discovery visual summary

    This report details the findings from Experience Panels research into Attendance Allowance. The report explores views around applying for Attendance Allowance, awareness of the benefit and perceptions on what the benefit is for.

  48. Research and analysis

    08 May 2019

    Funeral Expense Assistance: research findings visual summary

    This summary outline the research on the interviews conducted with the experience panel members and other user groups on Funeral Expense Assistance.

  49. Research and analysis

    08 May 2019

    Social Security Experience Panels: Scottish Welfare Fund experiences summary

    This summary outlines the Social Security Experience Panel Members views expressed in a survey about their experiences of the Scottish Welfare Fund.

  50. NEWS

    06 May 2019 00:01

    Best Start Grant applications flood in

    Social Security Secretary welcomes interest in new benefit.

  51. NEWS

    02 May 2019 00:01

    Meeting the social security challenge

    Work to do but plans in place to deliver benefits system.

  52. NEWS

    30 Apr 2019 11:32

    Emergency funds paid out to 326,000 households

    Financial help in time of crisis.

  53. NEWS

    29 Apr 2019 10:45

    New benefit pays out £3.5 million in first three months

    More than 9,700 families receive Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby payment.

  54. NEWS

    28 Apr 2019 15:44

    New Best Start Grant Payment to open

    £250 benefit starts Monday and will be fourth new social security benefit.

  55. NEWS

    25 Apr 2019 00:01

    Thousands of Scots benefiting from new social security powers

    Social Security Scotland makes almost £200m of payments

  56. Research and analysis

    24 Apr 2019

    Social Security Experience Panels: agency buildings - visual summary

    This report details the key themes from research into social security client expectations on agency buildings, facilities and privacy.

  57. Research and analysis

    24 Apr 2019

    Social Security Experience Panels: agency buildings

    This report details the key themes from research into social security client expectations on agency buildings, facilities and privacy.

  58. Research and analysis

    24 Apr 2019

    Social Security Experience Panels: communicating by phone - visual summary

    This report considers client’s views on contacting Social Security Scotland by phone.

  59. Research and analysis

    24 Apr 2019

    Social Security Experience Panels: communicating by phone

    This report considers client’s views on contacting Social Security Scotland by phone.

  60. Research and analysis

    24 Apr 2019

    Social Security Experience Panels: Social Security Scotland staff - visual summary

    This report details the themes and findings from research into client expectations of staff members working for Scotland’s social security agency.

  61. Research and analysis

    24 Apr 2019

    Social Security Experience Panels: Social Security Scotland staff

    This report details the themes and findings from research into client expectations of staff members working for Scotland’s social security agency.

  62. Research and analysis

    24 Apr 2019

    Social Security Experience Panels: agency recruitment - visual summary

    This report considers views on recruitment processes, perceptions of the Civil Service and how recruitment can be made more accessible.

  63. Research and analysis

    24 Apr 2019

    Social Security Experience Panels: agency recruitment

    This report considers views on recruitment processes, perceptions of the Civil Service and how recruitment can be made more accessible.

  64. Publication

    24 Apr 2019

    Social Security Experience Panels: Carer's Allowance Supplement

    This report outlines experiences of Carer’s Allowance and views relating to the introduction of Carer’s Allowance Supplement.

  65. Research and analysis

    24 Apr 2019

    Social Security Experience Panels: Carer's Allowance Supplement - visual summary

    This visual summary outlines experiences of Carer’s Allowance and views relating to the introduction of Carer’s Allowance Supplement

  66. Transparency data

    08 Apr 2019

    Scottish Welfare Fund: budget allocations 2019-2020

    Scottish Welfare Fund local authority budget allocation figures for 2019 to 2020.

  67. Publication

    01 Apr 2019

    Disability and Carers Benefits Expert Advisory Group: review

    An independent review of the Disability and Carers Benefits Expert Advisory Group.

  68. Publication

    28 Mar 2019

    Free personal and nursing care: questions and answers

    Information on the extension of free personal care for people under the age of 65.

  69. Consultation paper

    05 Mar 2019

    Disability assistance in Scotland: consultation

    Seeks views on our proposed approach to delivery of devolved disability assistance in Scotland.

  70. NEWS

    05 Mar 2019 09:21

    Building better Disability Assistance benefits

    Consultation starts on delivering a fairer system.

  71. Publication

    28 Feb 2019

    Disability Assistance awards and entitlement: policy position paper

    Our position on the principles we are adopting to determine the duration of awards and automatic entitlement.

  72. Publication

    28 Feb 2019

    Industrial Injuries Disabled Benefit: policy position paper

    Our position on the transfer of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB).

  73. Publication

    28 Feb 2019

    Support for carers: policy position paper

    Sets out the next steps for carer benefits in Scotland.

  74. Publication

    28 Feb 2019

    Short Term Assistance (STA): policy position paper

    Our position on assistance available where a continuing payment has been reduced or stopped.

  75. Publication

    28 Feb 2019

    Delivery of disability and carer benefits: policy position paper

    Sets out our rationale around delivery and sequencing of benefits.

  76. Publication

    28 Feb 2019

    Disability Assistance qualifying periods: policy position paper

    Our position on qualifying periods for each form of Disability Assistance.

  77. Publication

    28 Feb 2019

    Disability Assistance assessments: policy position paper

    Our position and progress in developing a new approach to face-to-face assessments.

  78. Publication

    28 Feb 2019

    Cold Spell and Winter Heating Assistance: policy position paper

    Sets out our position on winter benefits.

  79. Publication

    28 Feb 2019

    Severe Disablement Allowance: policy position paper

    Our position on the continued delivery of Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA).

  80. Publication

    28 Feb 2019

    Terminal illness and Disability Assistance: policy position paper

    Our position and progress in developing a new definition of terminal illness.

  81. Publication

    28 Feb 2019

    Social security case transfer: policy position paper

    Sets out our approach to transferring existing benefits from the DWP to Social Security Scotland.

  82. NEWS

    13 Feb 2019 09:14

    New Social Security jobs to deliver face to face benefits service across the country

    100 staff to help those who need it most by the end of the year.

  83. Research and analysis

    08 Feb 2019

    Draft guidance on funeral costs consultation: analysis of responses

    Independent analysis of responses to our public consultation about draft guidance on funeral costs.

  84. Publication

    04 Feb 2019

    Health and Social Care integration: progress review

    Final report from the Ministerial Strategic Group for Health and Community Care reviews the progress and draws together the proposals for ensuring the success of integration.

  85. NEWS

    29 Jan 2019 09:35

    Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  86. NEWS

    23 Jan 2019 09:17

    Best Start Grant to help youngsters

    New benefit to be introduced from June.

  87. Consultation paper

    18 Jan 2019

    Consultation on timescales for adult carer support plans and young carer statements for carers of terminally ill persons

    Consultation paper to seek views on and help inform regulations to prescribie timescales for the completion of adult carer support plans and young carers statements, for carers of terminally ill persons under the Carers (Scotland) 2016 Act.

  88. NEWS

    18 Jan 2019 12:17

    Funeral Expense Assistance

    New benefit will increase eligibility by around 40%.

  89. Consultation analysis

    18 Jan 2019

    Funeral Expense Assistance regulations: our response to consultation

    Our response to consultation on Funeral Expense (Scotland) Regulations 2019 that will replace the UK Government’s Funeral Expenses Payment (FEP) in Scotland.

  90. Impact assessment

    18 Jan 2019

    Funeral Expense Assistance: BRIA

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) of Funeral Expense Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

  91. Impact assessment

    18 Jan 2019

    Funeral Expense Assistance: EQIA

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) of Funeral Expense Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

  92. Impact assessment

    18 Jan 2019

    Funeral Expense Assistance: Fairer Scotland Duty assessment

    Fairer Scotland Duty assessment of Funeral Expense Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

  93. Impact assessment

    18 Jan 2019

    Funeral Expense Assistance: islands impact assessment

    Islands communities screening assessment of Funeral Expense Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

  94. Research and analysis

    18 Jan 2019

    Best Start Grant: Fairer Scotland Duty assessment

    Summary of the Fairer Scotland Duty assessment that was undertaken with regards to the Early Years Assistance (Best Start Grants) (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

  95. NEWS

    16 Jan 2019 11:06

    Supporting young people into jobs

    Grant will help with costs of starting work.

  96. NEWS

    11 Jan 2019 00:01

    Treating everyone with dignity and respect

    Social security charter laid for the approval of the Scottish Parliament.

  97. Research and analysis

    09 Jan 2019

    Developing the Social Security Charter: co-design process

    Report on the process used for development of the Scottish Social Security Charter.

  98. Research and analysis

    09 Jan 2019

    Developing the Social Security Charter: visual summary

    Visual summary of a co-design process for development of the Scottish Social Security Charter.

  99. NEWS

    07 Jan 2019 10:11

    Sally Witcher named as Chair of new Social Security Commission

    New body will provide independent and expert scrutiny.

  100. NEWS

    03 Jan 2019 00:01

    £125 million to combat UK austerity

    Scottish Government helps thousands hit by benefit cuts.

  101. NEWS

    17 Dec 2018 09:57

    New baby benefit makes first payments

    Parents welcome improved support.

  102. NEWS

    07 Dec 2018 09:32

    Discretionary Housing Payments

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  103. NEWS

    05 Dec 2018 09:59

    Cashless at Christmas

    Claimants face lengthy wait for payment.

  104. Advice and guidance

    23 Nov 2018

    Help with health costs: information booklet

    Information booklet (HCS1) providing advice on what help a person may be entitled to for NHS charges.

  105. NEWS

    20 Nov 2018 14:24

    Help for low income families

    Pregnancy and Baby Payment applications open on Monday 10 December.

  106. Consultation paper

    14 Nov 2018

    Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2019: consultation

    Consultation on the draft of The Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2019 which will increase the higher age limit for persons eligible for continuing care from twenty to twenty-one years of age from April 2019.

  107. Statistics

    13 Nov 2018

    Scottish Household Survey 2017: inequality - data comic

    Based on Scottish Household Survey 2017, this data comic focuses on inequalities in neighbourhood rating, internet access, cultural attendance, physical activity, access to green and blue space, communities and household finances in Scotland.

  108. Consultation analysis

    07 Nov 2018

    Funeral Expense Assistance regulations: consultation analysis

    Independent analysis of responses to consultation on draft regulations to implement Funeral Expense Assistance (FEA) in Scotland by summer 2019.

  109. Research and analysis

    06 Nov 2018

    Social Security Experience Panels: Young Carer Grant - initial findings

    Findings from the initial research with young carers ahead of the introduction of the new Young Carer Grant.

  110. Research and analysis

    06 Nov 2018

    Social security Young Carer Panel: what you've told us so far

    Findings from the initial research with young carers ahead of the introduction of the new Young Carer Grant.

  111. Research and analysis

    06 Nov 2018

    Social Security Experience Panels: agency opening hours - visual summary

    Panel members' views on the opening times and contact preferences for Social Security Scotland.

  112. Research and analysis

    06 Nov 2018

    Social Security Experience Panels: agency opening hours

    Panel members' views on the opening times and contact preferences for Social Security Scotland.

  113. Consultation analysis

    31 Oct 2018

    Early learning and childcare service model for 2020: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to the joint Scottish Government and COSLA consultation on the new Early Learning and Childcare service model for 2020.

  114. NEWS

    31 Oct 2018 09:55

    Offering flexibility to Universal Credit recipients

    Thousands of Scots exercising their choices.

  115. NEWS

    30 Oct 2018 10:39

    Emergency funding helps over 300,000 households

    Helping people through difficult times.

  116. NEWS

    30 Oct 2018 09:08

    Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  117. NEWS

    16 Oct 2018 12:33

    Universal Credit failings must be addressed in UK Budget

    Call for halt of UC roll-out repeated. 

  118. Research and analysis

    09 Oct 2018

    Social Security Experience Panels: who is in the panels

    Demographic information about the make-up of the Experience Panels and their feedback on participating in the research so far.

  119. Research and analysis

    09 Oct 2018

    Social Security Experience Panels: who is in the panels - visual summary

    Summary of demographic information about the make-up of the Experience Panels and their feedback on participating in the research so far.

  120. NEWS

    04 Oct 2018 00:15

    Over 75,000 carers receive new payment

    Carers welcome much needed cash boost.

  121. NEWS

    01 Oct 2018 13:28

    Shocking impact of welfare cuts revealed

    UK Government urged to end benefits freeze.

  122. NEWS

    01 Oct 2018 00:01

    UK welfare cuts pushing more families into poverty

    New report shows devastating impact of UK Government cuts.

  123. NEWS

    26 Sep 2018 15:16

    Social Security Scotland to deliver disability assessments

    No private sector involvement in process.

  124. NEWS

    17 Sep 2018 00:01

    Recognising the value of young carers

    Consultation on new benefit.

  125. Consultation paper

    17 Sep 2018

    Young Carer Grant regulations: consultation

    We are consulting on the development of the policy and regulations for the Young Carer Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland.

  126. Consultation analysis

    14 Sep 2018

    National review of care allowances: consultation report

    This report provides the findings of a consultation exercise carried out as part of a national review of care allowances.

  127. NEWS

    11 Sep 2018 12:00

    More money for parents

    New benefit will be paid more than six months ahead of schedule.

  128. Progress report

    10 Sep 2018

    National review of care allowances: final report and recommendations

    A national review of Care allowances was carried out between November 2017 and August 2018. Here is a report on the findings of that review along with 12 recommendations.

  129. NEWS

    28 Aug 2018 09:12

    Extra financial support for carers

    Scotland’s new public service to make first social security payments.

  130. NEWS

    23 Aug 2018 10:11

    40 more social security jobs for Dundee

    Application process begins next week.

  131. Research and analysis

    20 Aug 2018

    Social security experience panels: personal independence payment discovery - visual summary

    The report summarises the results of the Personal Independence Payment Discovery Research which took place in late 2017 and early 2018 with a number of Experience Panel members and others.

  132. Research and analysis

    20 Aug 2018

    Best Start Grant - visual summary of research findings

    The report summarises the results of the Best Start Grant Alpha research involving Experience Panel members and other user groups.

  133. NEWS

    16 Aug 2018 10:07

    More transparency on funeral charges

    Guidance on funeral costs.

  134. Consultation paper

    16 Aug 2018

    Draft statutory guidance on funeral costs: consultation

    This consultation document seeks views on draft statutory guidance on funeral costs for local authorities, burial and cremation authorities and funeral directors.

  135. Consultation paper

    06 Aug 2018

    Social security fraud investigation regulations and code of practice: consultation

    Consultation paper on Investigation of Offences regulations and a Code of Practice for Investigations under Sections 75 and 76 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act.

  136. NEWS

    31 Jul 2018 09:46

    Nearly 300,000 households helped by emergency funding

    Fund helps low income households through difficult times.

  137. Statistics

    31 Jul 2018

    Free personal and nursing care in Scotland 2016 - 2017: figures

    Statistics release presenting client and expenditure figures for financial year 2016 to 2017 for free personal and nursing care (FPNC).

  138. NEWS

    11 Jul 2018 14:48

    Building a better social security system

    Shirley-Anne Somerville visits Peebles CAB office.

  139. Advice and guidance

    01 Jun 2018

    Scottish Welfare Fund: statutory guidance June 2018

    The Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) aims to provide a safety net to people on low incomes through Crisis Grants and Community Care Grants.

  140. NEWS

    20 May 2018 00:01

    Social security payments on track despite UK Government delays

    Department of Work and Pensions urged to deliver on its commitments.

  141. NEWS

    17 May 2018 10:21

    More people to get funeral cost support

    New funeral benefit available to 50% more people

  142. Consultation paper

    17 May 2018

    Funeral Expense Assistance regulations: consultation

    Consultation on the draft regulations to implement Funeral Expense Assistance (FEA) in Scotland by summer 2019.

  143. NEWS

    16 May 2018 10:00

    Helping people plan for funerals

    Funeral planning training helps advisers offer support

  144. NEWS

    13 May 2018 00:01

    Impact of UK Government welfare cuts

    New report highlights effects on housing. 

  145. NEWS

    25 Apr 2018 19:22

    Final vote on Social Security (Scotland) Bill

    Legislation to establish Scottish social security.

  146. NEWS

    24 Apr 2018 10:00

    Social Security Scotland local services

    Recruitment commences for jobs to provide support in communities.

  147. NEWS

    20 Apr 2018 19:40

    No time limit for terminally ill people

    New amendment to Social Security (Scotland) Bill

  148. NEWS

    19 Apr 2018 08:58

    Right to advocacy extended

    Independent services for disabled people

  149. Transparency data

    05 Apr 2018

    Scottish Welfare Fund: budget allocations 2018-2019

    Scottish Welfare Fund local authority budget allocation figures for 2018 to 2019.

  150. Progress report

    28 Mar 2018

    "You've Earned It" benefit uptake campaign: evaluation report, October 2017

    Evaluation report of the "You've Earned It" benefit uptake campaign that ran in October 2017.

  151. NEWS

    28 Mar 2018 00:01

    Social security progress

    “Good early progress” highlighted by Auditor General

  152. NEWS

    27 Mar 2018 10:35

    Investment in families

    Best Start Grant regulations consultation

  153. NEWS

    21 Mar 2018 00:00

    Social Security Scotland recruitment

    80 new social security jobs available in Dundee.

  154. NEWS

    01 Mar 2018 11:56

    Future-proofing social security

    Commitment to inflation-linked payments

  155. Advice and guidance

    01 Feb 2018

    Scottish Welfare Fund: statutory guidance February 2018

    This guidance on the Scottish Welfare Fund aims to provide a framework for decision-makers to promote consistency in decision making.

  156. NEWS

    31 Jan 2018 00:00

    Universal Credit Scottish Choices eligibility extended

    More flexibility to help people manage their money.

  157. NEWS

    30 Jan 2018 10:19

    Support for low income families

    Scottish Welfare Fund helps hundreds of thousands of households.

  158. NEWS

    30 Jan 2018 09:38

    Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  159. NEWS

    24 Jan 2018 00:01

    Need for more Universal Credit flexibility

    More than 2,500 people take up Scottish Universal Credit choices 

  160. NEWS

    21 Jan 2018 00:15

    Scottish Commission on Social Security

    New independent body to hold system “to account”.

  161. NEWS

    19 Jan 2018 00:15

    More social security rights

    Social security applicants guaranteed support.

  162. NEWS

    20 Dec 2017 00:15

    Steps taken to make social security more local

    Agreement reached with COSLA.

  163. Speech/statement

    15 Dec 2017

    Stage one report on the Social Security (Scotland) Bill: Scottish Government response

    The Scottish Government responds to the Social Security Committee’s Stage 1 report on the Social Security (Scotland) Bill.

  164. Factsheet

    06 Dec 2017

    Social Security (Scotland) Bill policy paper: funeral expense assistance illustrative regulations and policy narrative

    Social Security (Scotland) Bill policy paper: funeral expense assistance illustrative regulations and policy narrative

  165. NEWS

    28 Nov 2017 10:15

    Discretionary Housing Payments

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  166. Corporate report

    30 Oct 2017

    Support for carers: social security position paper

    Part of a series of papers setting out the Scottish Government's position on issues relating to the Social Security (Scotland) Bill.

  167. Impact assessment

    30 Oct 2017

    UK welfare policy: impact on disabled people

    Analysis of the impact of Personal Independence Payments and changes to employment and support allowance.

  168. Corporate report

    27 Oct 2017

    Disability and employment injury assistance: position paper

    Part of a series of papers setting out the Scottish Government's position on issues relating to the Social Security (Scotland) Bill.

  169. NEWS

    26 Oct 2017 00:01

    NHS in Scotland 2017

    NHS reform progressing well and patient satisfaction is high.

  170. NEWS

    25 Oct 2017 15:00

    Social security IT contract awarded

    Major system to support delivery of first benefits.

  171. NEWS

    04 Oct 2017 10:00

    Universal Credit roll-out

    Choices for Scottish claimants begin.

  172. NEWS

    01 Oct 2017 00:01

    Joint call to halt broken Universal Credit system

    Local and Scottish Government demand assurance from UK Government.

  173. Factsheet

    29 Sep 2017

    Social security partner toolkit: you've earned it campaign

    A campaign toolkit to promote the contribution older people make to their communities in Scotland.

  174. Factsheet

    20 Sep 2017

    Social Security principles and a rights based approach

    Social Security (Scotland) Bill - Policy Position Paper

  175. Factsheet

    20 Sep 2017

    Social Security Charter and independent scrutiny

    Social Security (Scotland) Bill - Policy Position Paper

  176. Factsheet

    20 Sep 2017

    Social Security ICT implementation

    The Scottish Government’s approach to IT for Social Security.

  177. Factsheet

    20 Sep 2017

    Social Security agency implementation

    The Scottish Government’s approach to Agency implementation.

  178. NEWS

    18 Sep 2017 13:30

    Social security agency

    FM confirms locations in Dundee and Glasgow.

  179. Statistics

    29 Aug 2017

    Free personal and nursing care in Scotland 2015 - 2016: figures

    Statistics release presenting client and expenditure figures for financial year 2015 to 2016 for free personal and nursing care (FPNC).

  180. NEWS

    24 Aug 2017 16:00

    Increasing benefit uptake

    Round-table meeting to agree next steps.

  181. Strategy/plan

    08 Aug 2017

    Funeral Costs Plan

    Action plan to tackle funeral poverty and make more affordable funeral options available.

  182. Factsheet

    25 Jul 2017

    Social security stakeholder groups: diagram

    Diagram showing the relationships between the various social security stakeholder groups.

  183. Research and analysis

    29 Jun 2017

    Universal Credit Claims and Payments (Scotland) Regulations: consultation responses

    Analysis of responses to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Universal Credit Claims and Payments (Scotland) Regulations.

  184. Research and analysis

    29 Jun 2017

    Universal Credit Claims and Payments (Scotland) Regulations: consultation research findings

    An analysis of responses to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Universal Credit Claims and Payments (Scotland) Regulations.

  185. Corporate report

    29 Jun 2017

    Universal Credit (Claims and Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 consultation: Scottish Government response

    The Scottish Government's response to the consultation on the Universal Credit (Claims and Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2017.

  186. Progress report

    29 Jun 2017

    Welfare Reform (Further Provision) (Scotland) Act 2012: annual report 2017

    Report on the impacts of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 on the people of Scotland and other welfare measures passed since 2010.

  187. Research and analysis

    27 Apr 2017

    Social security agency in Scotland: outline business case

    Collection of the analysis and evidence behind the Ministerial Statement on Scotland's social security agency, made on 27 April 2017.

  188. Factsheet

    27 Feb 2017

    Responsibility for benefits: overview

    An overview of which benefits are devolved to the Scottish Government and which remain reserved to the UK Government, following the Scotland Act 2016.