ScotRail offering 2 free journeys a month and one month free travel ticket after they return to work.
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The ScotRail Alliance is setting jobseekers on the fast-track to work with the offer of free travel.
Managing director Alex Hynes was at Clydebank station to highlight the ScotRail Alliance’s offer of:
- Two free return journeys a month for jobseekers attending an interview
- A free ScotRail travel ticket for the first month of a person’s return to work
Mr Hynes said that by supporting people back into work, the ScotRail Alliance is helping to grow Scotland’s economy.
Jobseekers are also able to take advantage of the Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card - a UK government initiative which allows those who are unemployed and claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit to receive a 50% discount on selected rail tickets.
To be eligible for any of these offers, the customer must have been claiming Jobseeker's Allowance or Universal Credit for 3-9 months (18-24 year olds) or 3-12 months (over 25s).
Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card
Cardholders are entitled to a 50% discount on selected rail tickets.
Tickets for travel to interview
For jobseekers to obtain up to two free return tickets per month to attend interviews, their local Job Centre issues them with a completed authorisation form which should then be taken to a local station where staff will issue a ticket (valid only when travelling with JCP card as photographic ID).
One month ticket once employment secured
If the jobseeker secures employment and wishes to apply for a free month’s ticket, their local Job Centre will issue them with a completed authorisation form which should then be taken to a station where staff will issue a ticket (valid only when travelling with JCP card as photographic ID).scotrail.co.uk/abo…nce