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What is the Access to Work grant?

The Access to Work grant can help you if your health or disability affects the way you do your job. It is a Jobcentre Plus work grant scheme, which assists disabled people who are in paid employment, or with Job/Work Trial, by providing you and your employer advice and support with extra costs which may arise because of your needs.

The Access to Work grant might pay towards a specialist support worker or Assistive Technology you need at work. It can also pay towards the cost of getting to work if you cannot use public transport. If you need a communicator at job interviews, then the Access to Work grant may be able to pay some or all of the communicator costs.

Can I get an Access to Work grant?

To be eligible for the Access to Work grant you must be in paid employment or self-employment, or with a confirmed start date, and:

  • have a disability or health condition which affects your ability to work,
  • be aged 16 or over,
  • live and work in England, Scotland or Wales.

Do Not Qualify

You may not qualify for the Access to Work grant if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Incapacity Benefit,
  • Employment and Support Allowance,
  • Severe Disablement Allowance,
  • Income Support,
  • National Insurance Credits

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