1. 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.

  2. Statistics publication

    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.

  3. Consultation responses

    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.

  4. Research publication

    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.

  5. Research publication

    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.

  6. Research finding

    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.

  7. Research publication

    06 Nov 2018

    Social Security Experience Panels: agency opening hours

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

  8. Consultation responses

    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.

  9. NEWS

    31 Oct 2018 09:55

    Offering flexibility to Universal Credit recipients

    Thousands of Scots exercising their choices.

  10. NEWS

    30 Oct 2018 10:39

    Emergency funding helps over 300,000 households

    Helping people through difficult times.

  11. NEWS

    30 Oct 2018 09:08

    Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  12. NEWS

    16 Oct 2018 12:33

    Universal Credit failings must be addressed in UK Budget

    Call for halt of UC roll-out repeated. 

  13. Research publication

    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.

  14. Research finding

    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.

  15. NEWS

    04 Oct 2018 00:15

    Over 75,000 carers receive new payment

    Carers welcome much needed cash boost.

  16. NEWS

    01 Oct 2018 13:28

    Shocking impact of welfare cuts revealed

    UK Government urged to end benefits freeze.

  17. NEWS

    01 Oct 2018 00:01

    UK welfare cuts pushing more families into poverty

    New report shows devastating impact of UK Government cuts.

  18. NEWS

    26 Sep 2018 15:16

    Social Security Scotland to deliver disability assessments

    No private sector involvement in process.

  19. NEWS

    17 Sep 2018 00:01

    Recognising the value of young carers

    Consultation on new benefit.

  20. 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.

  21. Report

    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.

  22. NEWS

    11 Sep 2018 12:00

    More money for parents

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

  23. 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.

  24. NEWS

    28 Aug 2018 09:12

    Extra financial support for carers

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

  25. NEWS

    23 Aug 2018 10:11

    40 more social security jobs for Dundee

    Application process begins next week.

  26. Research finding

    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.

  27. Research finding

    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.

  28. NEWS

    16 Aug 2018 10:07

    More transparency on funeral charges

    Guidance on funeral costs.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. NEWS

    31 Jul 2018 09:46

    Nearly 300,000 households helped by emergency funding

    Fund helps low income households through difficult times.

  32. Statistics publication

    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).

  33. NEWS

    11 Jul 2018 14:48

    Building a better social security system

    Shirley-Anne Somerville visits Peebles CAB office.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. NEWS

    17 May 2018 10:21

    More people to get funeral cost support

    New funeral benefit available to 50% more people

  37. 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.

  38. NEWS

    16 May 2018 10:00

    Helping people plan for funerals

    Funeral planning training helps advisers offer support

  39. NEWS

    13 May 2018 00:01

    Impact of UK Government welfare cuts

    New report highlights effects on housing. 

  40. NEWS

    25 Apr 2018 19:22

    Final vote on Social Security (Scotland) Bill

    Legislation to establish Scottish social security.

  41. NEWS

    24 Apr 2018 10:00

    Social Security Scotland local services

    Recruitment commences for jobs to provide support in communities.

  42. NEWS

    20 Apr 2018 19:40

    No time limit for terminally ill people

    New amendment to Social Security (Scotland) Bill

  43. NEWS

    19 Apr 2018 08:58

    Right to advocacy extended

    Independent services for disabled people

  44. Transparency data

    05 Apr 2018

    Scottish Welfare Fund: budget allocations 2018-2019

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

  45. 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.

  46. NEWS

    28 Mar 2018 00:01

    Social security progress

    “Good early progress” highlighted by Auditor General

  47. NEWS

    27 Mar 2018 10:35

    Investment in families

    Best Start Grant regulations consultation

  48. NEWS

    21 Mar 2018 00:00

    Social Security Scotland recruitment

    80 new social security jobs available in Dundee.

  49. NEWS

    01 Mar 2018 11:56

    Future-proofing social security

    Commitment to inflation-linked payments

  50. 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.

  51. NEWS

    31 Jan 2018 00:00

    Universal Credit Scottish Choices eligibility extended

    More flexibility to help people manage their money.

  52. NEWS

    30 Jan 2018 10:19

    Support for low income families

    Scottish Welfare Fund helps hundreds of thousands of households.

  53. NEWS

    30 Jan 2018 09:38

    Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  54. NEWS

    24 Jan 2018 00:01

    Need for more Universal Credit flexibility

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

  55. NEWS

    21 Jan 2018 00:15

    Scottish Commission on Social Security

    New independent body to hold system “to account”.

  56. NEWS

    19 Jan 2018 00:15

    More social security rights

    Social security applicants guaranteed support.

  57. NEWS

    20 Dec 2017 00:15

    Steps taken to make social security more local

    Agreement reached with COSLA.

  58. Report

    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.

  59. Legislation

    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

  60. NEWS

    28 Nov 2017 10:15

    Discretionary Housing Payments

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  61. Publication

    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.

  62. Report

    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.

  63. Publication

    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.

  64. NEWS

    26 Oct 2017 00:01

    NHS in Scotland 2017

    NHS reform progressing well and patient satisfaction is high.

  65. NEWS

    25 Oct 2017 15:00

    Social security IT contract awarded

    Major system to support delivery of first benefits.

  66. NEWS

    04 Oct 2017 10:00

    Universal Credit roll-out

    Choices for Scottish claimants begin.

  67. NEWS

    01 Oct 2017 00:01

    Joint call to halt broken Universal Credit system

    Local and Scottish Government demand assurance from UK Government.

  68. 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.

  69. Factsheet

    20 Sep 2017

    Social Security principles and a rights based approach

    Social Security (Scotland) Bill - Policy Position Paper

  70. Factsheet

    20 Sep 2017

    Social Security Charter and independent scrutiny

    Social Security (Scotland) Bill - Policy Position Paper

  71. Factsheet

    20 Sep 2017

    Social Security ICT implementation

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

  72. Factsheet

    20 Sep 2017

    Social Security agency implementation

    The Scottish Government’s approach to Agency implementation.

  73. NEWS

    18 Sep 2017 13:30

    Social security agency

    FM confirms locations in Dundee and Glasgow.

  74. Statistics publication

    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).

  75. NEWS

    24 Aug 2017 16:00

    Increasing benefit uptake

    Round-table meeting to agree next steps.

  76. Publication

    08 Aug 2017

    Funeral Costs Plan

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

  77. Factsheet

    25 Jul 2017

    Social security stakeholder groups: diagram

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

  78. Research publication

    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.

  79. Research finding

    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.

  80. Publication

    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.

  81. 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.

  82. Report

    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.

  83. 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.

  84. Guidance

    02 Nov 2016

    Help with health costs: a quick guide to help with health costs

    Leaflet providing information on NHS dental charges, Optical Voucher values and help with health costs including travel costs.