Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin is encouraging younger people who find themselves eligible to use for a one-off cost to assist with the price of beginning a job after a interval of unemployment.
The Job Begin Cost is on the market for 16 to 24-year-olds who’re already receiving sure different advantages or tax credit.
It’s a one-off cost value £267.65 or £428.25 if the applicant has youngsters and may also help with the prices of journey, work garments or childcare.
The Job Begin Cost is on the market to eligible younger individuals who have been provided a job after being out of labor for at the very least six months to the day they have been provided the job and are in receipt of a qualifying profit.
Care leavers can apply for an extra yr, as much as the day earlier than their twenty sixth birthday, and solely have to be out of labor and in receipt of a qualifying profit on the day of their job provide.
Younger individuals can discover pre-application recommendation for Job Begin Cost, which incorporates eligibility and award quantities, and apply on the mygov.scot web site.
Ms Martin mentioned: “The Job Begin Cost for younger individuals helps these on the lookout for work after a interval of unemployment and I’d encourage those that are eligible to use.
“With the price of dwelling disaster we all know there are extra monetary pressures than ever on individuals and this cost is designed to assist relieve a few of these worries.
“This cost is along with help from the Scottish Authorities via the availability of free bus journey to all underneath 22-year-olds which can assist younger individuals journey sustainably whereas slicing commuting prices for individuals beginning a brand new job.
“I’d encourage anybody who thinks they could be eligible to seek out out extra from Social Safety Scotland and apply for this profit, which is simply out there in Scotland.”
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