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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.

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About who responded

A wide range of people with benefits experience have participated including groups which are sometimes under represented.

Age

Age

Gender

Gender

Sexual orientation and gender identity

Sexual orientation and gender identity

Most (98%) respondents said that they do not identify as trans (or transgender). Less than 10 said that they do, and 2 per cent said that they would prefer not to say.

Ethnic group

Ethnic group

Religion or belief

Religion or belief

Respondents who had a disability or long term health condition

More than four in five said they are disabled or have a long-term health condition.

Of those who had a disability or long term health condition…

Of those who had a disability or long term health condition…

These conditions affected their…

These conditions affected their…

Caring responsibilities

Half of respondents have caring responsibilities and half don't.

  • 49% with
  • 49% without

Who they care for:

Who they care for:

Experience of benefits

Respondents include those who are currently, or have previously, applied, received, challenged or appealed a decision for one of the relevant benefits, including those who have helped someone else.

Many respondents have experience of multiple benefits.

Many respondents have experience of multiple benefits.

Contact

Catherine.Henry@gov.scot

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