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How it works

You can apply for Job Start Payment to help you with the costs of starting a new job.

You can apply if you're a young person or care leaver who's both:

  • been out of work
  • on certain benefits

You also need to meet the other requirements explained in the 'Who can apply' section.

You can get a one-off payment of either:

  • £314.45
  • £503.10 – if you're the main carer of any children
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