Are you or a member of your household aged between 16 and 24 years old and been offered a job? You may be eligible if you have been out of work and receiving Income based JSA, Income Related ESA, Universal Credit and/or Income Support for six months prior to being offered a job.
Your job must average a minimum of 12 hours of work per week over a 4-week period.
For care leavers the age is 16 – 25 and you only need to have been receiving a qualifying benefit on the day you were offered a job.
The payment helps with the costs of starting a job after a period of being unemployed, such as travel, work clothes or childcare. It is a one-off payment worth £267.65, or £428.25 if you have children.
If you are a Cunninghame Housing Association tenant and wish to know more or have a household member who may qualify, please contact one of CHA’s Financial Inclusion Team by using the contact details listed below.