Scottish Government consults on Job Grant for young people

27 February 2019
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Scottish Government - Consultation on the Job Grant

The Scottish Government is consulting on its key eligibility criteria and format of the Job Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland to support young people moving back into employment. The grant will be paid to 16-24 year olds (up to 26 years old for care leavers) who have been out of paid employment for six months or more and who have been in receipt of a qualifying benefit specified by the Scottish Government.

The purpose of this consultation is for the Scottish Government to seek views on the key eligibility criteria and their proposal for the format of the payment for the Job Grant. They also want to identify any unintended consequences of the proposals. They are keen to gather views, particularly from young people aged 16-24 (up to 26 years for care leavers) and those of people who represent these age groups.

You can find the consultation here: https://consult.gov.scot/social-security/job-grant-eligibility-criteria-consultation/. The consultation will remain open until Tuesday 9 April.