More money for unemployed younger people who find themselves beginning work
Eligible 16-24 yr olds who’re already receiving sure different advantages or tax credit are being inspired to use for Job Begin Cost – a one-off cost price £267.65, or £428.25 if the applicant has kids.
Job Begin Cost helps younger individuals with the prices of beginning a job after a interval of being unemployed. The cost can assist with the prices of journey, work garments or childcare.
Talking at Begin Scotland, which delivers an employability programme supporting younger individuals in Edinburgh, Minister for Social Safety Ben Macpherson stated:
“Our Job Begin Cost offers monetary help for eligible younger people who find themselves beginning a brand new job. We have now offered this cost since summer time 2020 and need to see much more individuals making use of it, significantly given the present value of dwelling pressures.
“The cost is designed to help younger individuals with the prices of beginning a job by relieving monetary pressures, as they wait for his or her first pay cheque.
“We’re additionally serving to younger individuals to entry training and employment by offering free bus journey to all below 22 yr olds. This may assist younger individuals journey sustainably, whereas slicing commuting prices for individuals beginning a brand new job – that means that younger individuals can use their Job Begin Cost to pay for different prices.
“I’d encourage anybody who thinks they might be eligible to seek out out extra from Social Safety Scotland and apply for this profit, which is barely out there in Scotland.”
Job Begin Cost is out there to eligible younger individuals who have been provided a job after being out of labor for no less than 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 additional yr, as much as the day earlier than their 26th 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.