We have built Scotland’s new social security system with, for and around the people who use it.
At its heart are the principles of dignity, fairness and respect and a belief that social security is not a burden, but an investment in our people.
In just a few years since we began making payments, Scotland’s social security system has made a real impact on the lives of hard-working families across the country.
These principles will underpin the new disability and carer benefits which will be introduced in the next parliament. Child Disability Payment will start later this year to be followed by Adult Disability Payment.
We will make sure there are long term awards for people with conditions that are unlikely to change and, for those where changes may happen in future, we will review cases as simply and efficiently as possible to ensure people are getting the right level of support.