1. Research and analysis

    17 Mar 2021

    Homelessness and Universal Credit: research report

    A range of literature indicates that various features of Universal Credit can result in homelessness and a number of correlations between homelessness and Universal Credit can be observed in the data.

  2. Consultation paper

    21 Dec 2020

    Adult disability payment: consultation

    Consultation on the draft regulations for Adult Disability Payment, a new Scottish benefit which will replace Personal Independence Payment and be delivered by Social Security Scotland.

  3. Research and analysis

    30 Nov 2020

    Social Security Experience Panels - ethnic minorities: report

    This report is on research with ethnic minority groups about their past experiences of social security and the barriers that exist to them in accessing support. It provides information about the steps Social Security Scotland is taking to help overcome these barriers.

  4. Research and analysis

    30 Nov 2020

    Social Security Experience Panels - ethnic minorities: visual summary

    This summary is on research with ethnic minority groups about their past experiences of social security and the barriers that exist to them in accessing support. It provides information about the steps Social Security Scotland is taking to help overcome these barriers

  5. Impact assessment

    30 Oct 2020

    Carer's Allowance Supplement: equality impact assessment

    The aim of Carer’s Allowance Supplement (CAS) is to improve outcomes for carers in receipt of Carer’s Allowance (CA) by providing some additional financial support. It is intended to have a positive impact on the 72,942 carers in Scotland who are in receipt of CA.

  6. Impact assessment

    30 Oct 2020

    Carer's Allowance Supplement: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    The Carer’s Allowance Supplement (CAS) will increase Carer’s Allowance (CA) (£64.60 per week ) to the rate of Jobseeker’s Allowance (£73.10 per week ). It will be paid as two six month lump sums a year (each of around £221) to carers aged 16 and over in receipt of CA in Scotland.

  7. Progress report

    30 Oct 2020

    Scottish Commission on Social Security: interim report

    Interim Report by the Scottish Commission on Social Security (SCoSS). The report details what SCoSS does, its duties and functions, introduces the Board and details the work SCoSS has undertaken to date. SCoSS’ values and visions are explained and there are links to all of SCoSS' reports.

  8. Impact assessment

    17 Aug 2020

    Job Start Payment: EQIA

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for Job Start Payment - The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2020.

  9. Impact assessment

    17 Aug 2020

    Job Start Payment: CRWIA

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) for Job Start Payment - The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2020.

  10. Impact assessment

    17 Aug 2020

    Job Start Payment: BRIA

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for Job Start Payment - The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2020.

  11. Consultation paper

    30 Sep 2019

    Carers strategic policy statement: consultation

    The Carers Strategic Policy Statement is intended to maximise the benefits from national policies and approaches intended to support carers (including major ongoing reforms such as implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act and the development of our new social security powers for carers). It aims to do this by connecting a wide range of existing policies.

  12. Consultation analysis

    05 Aug 2019

    Social security: response to consultation on draft investigation of offences regulations

    Response to the main views expressed in the report on the consultation on the draft investigation of offences regulations and the code of practice for investigations, outlining where the draft code of practice has been updated and highlighting areas within the draft investigation of offences regulations that are being reviewed.

  13. Impact assessment

    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.

  14. Research and analysis

    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.

  15. Advice and guidance

    16 May 2019

    Funeral costs: guidance

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

  16. Impact assessment

    18 Jan 2019

    Funeral Expense Assistance: BRIA

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Strategy/plan

    08 Aug 2017

    Funeral Costs Plan

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

  20. 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.