Social Security Experience Panels: About Your Benefits and You - Quantitative Research Findings
The Scottish Government will become responsible for some of the benefits currently delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions ( DWP). As part of work to prepare for this change, Scottish Government have set up the Social Security Experience Panels. The Panels will work with people who have recent experience of benefits currently delivered by DWP to help design a new social security system with the people of Scotland. The Panels will run for 4 years and are made up of over 2,400 people with recent experience across the benefits which will be devolved to Scotland.
This report contains the quantitative research findings from the Social Security Experience Panels' 'About Your Benefits and You' research, which took place between July and September 2017. 1,144 panel members responded to this survey. This anslysis includes demographic information about the respondents (gender, age, geographical region, disability or long term health condition, additional support needs, and caring responsibilities), their overall experience of the current benefits system (rated 'very good' to 'very poor') and their priorities for improvement in the new system.