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If you are employing someone who was 50 or older on the first day they qualified for unemployment benefit, you can apply for a training subsidy for them. This is called a training voucher.
If you are an intermediary such as an employment or reintegration agency and have helped a job seeker aged 50 or older to find a job, you can apply for a placement fee.
How do you qualify?
- The job seeker is aged 50 or older on the first day of qualifying for unemployment benefit.
- The employee’s training will take up to 1 year, and leads to a recognised diploma or certificate.
- You employ them for at least 3 months, in which they will work at least half the number of hours of their unemployment benefit (with a minimum of 12 hours).
How to apply?
You can only apply for a follow-up placement fee if you have previously received a first or second placement fee for this particular employee.