Guide

Job Start Payment
Last updated: 20 August 2020

How it works

Job Start Payment is a new benefit to help you with the costs of starting a new job.

You can apply for Job Start Payment if you're a young person who's been out of work and are on certain benefits. You must have been offered a job on or after 17 August 2020 to be eligible. You also need to meet the other requirements explained in the 'who can apply' section.

You can get a one-off payment of £250, or the higher rate of £400 if you're the main carer of any children.