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Job Start Payment Resources

Help Social Security Scotland spread the word about Job Start Payment to eligible young people.

On this page can find shareable social media content, flyers, posters and factsheets in many languages.

Job Start Payment is a one-off payment of £314.45 (or £503.10 if you are the parent or main carer of a child)

It helps with the costs of starting a new job if you have been out of work and getting benefits. You can apply if you

  • are aged between 16 and 24 (or 16 and 25 if you are a care-leaver)
  • have been offered paid employment and expect to work more than 12 hours per week
  • have been out of work and getting a qualifying benefit such as Universal Credit for 6 months (care-leavers only need to have been getting a benefit on the day they were offered the job)

For more info and to apply, visit

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