Job start payment was introduced on 17 August 2020.
There are no rules in regulations. Some limits on who can get a Job start payment are set out in the Employment and Training Act 1973. Whilst this Act is the responsibility of the UK government, limited powers were devolved to the Scottish parliament in 2020 to enable job start payment to be introduced.
Most of the job start payment rules are only set out in guidance published by Social Security Scotland. This guidance can be updated at any time, so it is important to check that it has not changed.