We have been asked to let you know that recruitment to the Scottish Government’s Social Security Experience Panels is now open.


The Scottish Government Experience Panels are 2,400 volunteers who are helping us to build a new social security system for Scotland. Panel members have real experience of the benefits coming to Scotland.  Their insight and assistance is helping us to make sure that our new service works for the people who will use it.


If you have experience of the benefits coming to Scotland and you want to contribute to the way they are delivered in Scotland, Scottish Government are recruiting for more Experience Panel members now. They are looking for people with personal experience of:


Personal Independence Payment

 Disability Living Allowance

 Attendance Allowance

 Carer's Allowance 

 Funeral Expenses Payment

 Cold Weather Payment

 Winter Fuel Payment  

 Industrial Injuries Disability Benefit  


You can find out more about the Experience Panels and register to join by clicking here, or by calling the Freephone number 0800 029 4974. 


Being a panel member is voluntary, and panel members will receive regular invitations to take part in focus groups, interviews and surveys. There is no obligation to complete any amount of work and panel members can participate as little or as often as they wish. We work hard to make participating as accessible as possible. Work with panel members informs key decisions in the design of social security in Scotland.