Social Security Scotland statistics: publications

Collection of official statistics published by Social Security Scotland.


This is the collection for statistics relating to Social Security Scotland, including publications about specific benefits, feedback, workforce and equalities analysis.

Further information about reporting at Social Security Scotland, including social research, is available from the Social Security Scotland about webpage.

Related statistics publications on the Scottish Welfare Fund, Discretionary Housing Payments and Universal Credit Scottish Choices are listed in our collection of Social Government social security statistics publications.

An archived copy of the previous version of our website can be found at the National Records of Scotland archive.

Benefits for carers and disability assistance

Carer's Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance and Severe Disablement Allowance statistics are published quarterly in parallel with the Department for Work and Pensions. Carer’s Allowance Supplement statistics are published twice a year following each round of payments.

Child Disability Payment is a replacement of the Disability Living Allowance for Children in Scotland, which was previously delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions. It provides money to help with the extra care and mobility costs that a child living with a disability might have.  Statistics are published quarterly.

Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods Statistics

Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods are a collection of payments which provide parents or carers who get certain benefits or tax credits with financial support during pregnancy and the key early years of a child's life.

Funeral support payment statistics

Funeral Support Payment is a cash payment to help towards the costs of a funeral.

Young Carer Grant statistics

Young Carer Grant is a payment that can be applied for annually by young carers aged 16, 17, and 18 who care for someone normally paid a qualifying disability benefit.

Client diversity and equalities analysis

Information on client diversity and equality of application outcomes for clients applying to Social Security Scotland

Social Security Scotland feedback statistics

Statistics about complaints, compliments and suggestions received by Social Security Scotland

Social Security Scotland workforce information

Quarterly data on Social Security Scotland’s workforce.

Social Security Scotland analytical performance report

Annual summary of performance of Social Security Scotland.

Personal Independence Payment statistics

Personal Independence Payment statistics are published quarterly in parallel with the Department for Work and Pensions.

Job Start Payment statistics

Job Start Payment is a payment to help young people in Scotland with the costs associated with the transition into employment, after a period of time out of paid work.

Scottish Child Payment statistics

Scottish Child Payment has been introduced for low-income families with children aged under 6. It is intended to provide regular, additional financial support for families already in receipt of qualifying benefits to assist with the costs of caring for a child.

Child Winter Heating Assistance

Child Winter Heating Assistance is an automatic payment of £200 for children and young people under 18 who get the highest rate of the care component of Disability Living Allowance for children.