Can i get help to travel to a job Interview
Travel to Interview Scheme

travel to interview scheme? It is worth saving your Advisor Discretionary Fund (ADF) grant for costs other than transport costs for interviews as there is separate funding for that under the Travel To Interview Scheme (TIS). It is available to customers traveling ‘beyond their normal daily travelling distance’, which is decided by the individual local office.

Do You Need Help with Travel to Job Interview Scheme Facts

  • Eligibility: To be eligible for the Travel to Interview Scheme, you must be a job seeker who has been invited to attend a job interview that is more than 25 miles away from your home. You must also be receiving a qualifying benefit, such as Jobseeker's Allowance or Universal Credit.
  • Support Available: The scheme can provide financial support to cover the cost of travel, such as train or bus fares, or petrol if you are driving. The amount of support you can receive will depend on your individual circumstances and the cost of travel.
  • How to Apply: You can apply for the Travel to Interview Scheme through your local Jobcentre Plus office. You will need to provide evidence of your job interview invitation, such as a letter or email, and proof of your benefit entitlement.
  • Timing: You should apply for the scheme as soon as possible after receiving your job interview invitation, as it can take some time to process your application and arrange travel.
  • Limits on Support: There are limits on the amount of support you can receive under the scheme, and you may be asked to contribute towards the cost of travel if you are able to do so.

If you have any further questions about the Travel to Interview Scheme, you can contact your local Jobcentre Plus office or visit the Gov.uk website for more information.

Travel to Interview Scheme

You will need to inform your Jobcentre Plus advisor that you will want to claim under the Travel to Interview scheme before the interview.  He or she will check with whoever is interviewing you first. You can even claim for up to two nights hotel stay but only if there is no other cheaper option.

You tend to get refunded upon presentation of your receipts.  However, it is likely that you could not afford such costs upfront and wait for a refund. If you cannot pay the costs upfront and claim reimbursement, you will be given a travel warrant. In exceptional circumstances, a travel to interview scheme can be awarded to the customer upfront. The Advisor Discretion Fund cannot be used for travel to interview costs. Again, contact your local Jobcentre Plus to arrange an appointment to discuss your options.

Finally today, do not forget, if you have been claiming JSA for half a year or more and you start a job that is 16 hours a week or more and expected to last for more than 5 weeks, you will automatically be given a £100 job grant only if you qualify and qualification is subject to several conditions including unbroken claims of half a year (even one day’s gap will effect your qualification). This is provided to help you whilst you wait for your first paycheck.