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Job Start Payment

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.


Our Financial Inclusion Officers are here to provide support to our tenants on a wide range of financial issues

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Candice Adam
Financial Inclusion Officer
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