The Scottish Government will become responsible for some of the benefits currently paid out by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), including key disability benefits such as Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Attendance Allowance.
They are wanting to work with people who have recent experience of these benefits so that we can design a new social security system with – and for – the people of Scotland. They are recruiting for Experience Panels who will start in Summer 2017 and will last for four years. This will involve speaking to people with direct experience about the benefits system to learn about what is important to you and what is important to you about the benefits you receive.
To find out more there is an information leaflet (please see PDF attached: Experience Panels
You can also have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the Experience Panels, and what taking part will involve.
Return your form to:
Freepost SOCIAL SECURITY EXPERIENCE PANELS. (No stamp required)
If you need additional support to register, you can call us on Freephone 0800 029 4974 and we will help you to complete it over the phone.
The Freephone line is open between the following times:
Monday – Friday: 0830 – 1800 and Saturday: 0900 – 1700
Phone line translation is available if required. British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via www.contactscotland-bsl.org. Text phone users can call using the 18001 prefix or SMS users on 07467 447375.
To join the Experience Panels, you will need to fill out the registration form with your details so that you can be contacted about taking part in future Experience Panels research.
The information that you provide will be used for research purposes, will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared outwith the Scottish Government. More information is provided on the ‘Have your say’ invitation.
Registration closes on the 12 May 2017.