Date lodged: 13 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what work has been carried out by (a) Social Security Scotland and (b) its Social Security Directorate to examine the introduction of a job grant for people over 50.
Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 5 March 2019
As job search and support is mostly a reserved matter, the Scottish Government has not examined the introduction of Job Grant for people over 50. It would not be within devolved competence to provide a job grant for the over 50 age group.