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Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 gives you the right to access information held by us. The Act sets out what is not covered and also what we have to publish.

From 1 January 2005, people have had the right to request information and be told whether a public authority holds that information. People also have the right to be supplied with this information, although, in some cases public authorities don’t need to provide this information.

The Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 also give you the right to ask us for environmental information.

Anyone can request information. There are no restrictions on your age, nationality or where you live.

Our approach to Freedom of Information is based on the Scottish Government’s 6 principles of Freedom of Information. We will regularly publish information and our responses to Freedom of Information requests on our website.

Published information can be found in the Publications section of our website and guidance on the information we publish can be found in our Guide to Information.

Statistics relating to Social Security Scotland, including publications about specific benefits, feedback, workforce and equalities analysis can be found on the Statistics Publications section of our website.

To make a request for information, or for advice and assistance on how to make a request, please contact us by email at or by post at:

Freedom of Information Team
Social Security Scotland
PO Box 10301

You can also contact us using the online form below.

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