Job Start Payment is a one off payment from Social Security Scotland Payment to support costs of starting a new job for people age 16-24 or care leavers 16-25 years of age. With some out of work and/or qualifying benefit criteria and requirements in relation to the job offer. You cannot claim again until 2 years have passed.

For more information on Job Start Payment and to find out if you’re eligible to claim it, visit GOV.UK – Job Start Payment.

Social Security Scotland
Telephone: 0800 182 2222
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