Name of organisation

Social Security Scotland


220 High Street, Glasgow, G4 0QW


0800 182 2222

Overview of services

We are the new social security agency in Scotland who will be delivering on 11 low income, disability and carers benefits over the next 3 years. These benefits include Best Start Grant, Funeral Support Payment, Young Carer’s Grant, Severe Disablement Allowance, Cold Weather Payments, Winter Fuel Allowance, Job Grant, Carer’s Assistance (formerly Carer’s Allowance), Disability Assistance for Children & Young People (formerly Disability Living Allowance), Disability Assistance for Working Age People (formerly Personal Independence Payment) and Disability Assistance for Older People (formerly Attendance Allowance).

Who can we help

Any pre-claim support required for the devolved benefits. Please note the disability benefits will not start to be migrated over until Spring / Summer 2020.

Referral process

There will be a Client Advisor Team Leader in post in East Renfrewshire by the end of 2019 with 2 Client Advisors in post early 2020. They will be the first point of referral, however in the meantime the Local Delivery Lead for Renfrewshire is Alun Parry who can be contacted on 07827 955126 or by email at [email protected]