Social Security Experience Panels

At least 2,000 people with direct personal experience of the current social security system are being recruited to help shape Scotland’s new system.

The panels will offer an opportunity to those with direct, personal experience of the benefit system to get involved and help shape the future of social security in Scotland. One of the key principles is that social security in Scotland will be designed with the people of Scotland, and these panels are one way of turning that principle into a reality.

Registration is now live and people can do so online and by post, while a phone-line will also be available for those who do not have online access or need additional support.

The panels will work closely with the Expert Advisory Group on Disability and Carers’ Benefits, chaired by Dr Jim McCormick, associate director for Scotland with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Complete the registration form online or print out the registration form and return it by post.

Return your form to:


If you need additional support to register, you can call on Freephone 0800 029 4974 and you will receive help to complete it over the phone.

Registration will close on 12 May 2017.

Last Updated on 15th March 2017 by Scottish Care

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