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Job Start Payment - Scotland - Can I get the Job Start Payment - Scotland?

Payments for young people in Scotland moving into work

Can I get the Job Start Payment - Scotland?

The Job Start Payment - Scotland is available for:

  • People under 25; and
  • Care leavers under 26.

People under 25

  • You must be over 16 and under 25 at the time you start the new job; and
  • You must have been out of work for six months or more at the time you start the paid job; and
  • You must have been getting one of these benefits for 6 months at the time you start the paid job;
    • Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
    • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
    • Income Support
    • Universal Credit
  • You have to have started the job in the past three months; and
  • You have to have been living in Scotland on the day you were offered the job; and
  • You can't have received a Job Start Payment in the past two years.

Care leavers under 26

You will be considered a care leaver if you were looked after by social services, whether in care or with your family, at the time you turned 16.

To be entitled to a Job Start Payment as a care leaver:

  • You have to be aged over 16 and under 26; and
  • You have to have been out of paid work on the day you were offered the job; and
  • You have to have been getting one of these benefits on the day you were offered the job:
    • Universal Credit
    • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
    • Income Support.
  • You have to have been offered the job in the past three months; and
  • You have to have been living in Scotland on the day you were offered the job; and
  • You can't have received a Job Start Payment in the past two years.

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