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Access To Work

Overview

An Access to Work grant is money for practical support to help you do your job. It’s for people with a disability, health or mental health condition. The money you get can pay for things like:

  • Specialist equipment
  • Travel when you can’t use public transport
  • A communicator at a job interview

How much you get depends on your circumstances. It’s only available in England, Scotland and Wales.

Any money you get doesn’t have to be paid back and won’t affect your other benefits.

What you’ll get

There is no set amount for an Access to Work grant. How much you get depends on your circumstances. The money can pay for things like:

  • Adaptations to the equipment you use
  • Special equipment
  • A support worker or job coach to help you in your workplace
  • Fares to work if you’re unable to use public transport
  • Disability awareness training for your colleagues
  • A communicator at a job interview

How you’re paid

All benefits, pensions and allowances can be paid into an account, eg a bank account.

Eligibility

Access to Work grants are available to people in England, Scotland and Wales.

You must be 16 or over and either:

  • In a paid job or self-employed – you can’t get it for voluntary work
  • Unemployed and about to start a job or a work trial

Your condition

Your disability or health condition must affect your ability to do a job or mean you have to pay work-related costs. For example, special computer equipment or travel costs because you can’t use public transport.

Your mental health condition must affect your ability to do a job and means you need support to:

  • Start a new job
  • Reduce absence from work
  • Stay in work

Exceptions

You may not qualify if you get any of these benefits:

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

How to claim

To apply and find out what you can get, contact your regional Access to Work centre.

Your regional centre

South East England, London, East of England - London

South West England, Wales, West Midlands, East Midlands - Cardiff

Scotland, North West England, North East England, Yorkshire and Humberside - Glasgow

Access to Work – London

atwosu.london@jobcentreplus.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 8426 3110
Textphone: 020 8426 3133
Fax: 020 8426 3134

Jobcentre Plus
Access to Work Operational Support Unit
Nine Elms Lane
London
SW95 9BH

Access to Work – Cardiff

atwosu.cardiff@jobcentreplus.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 02920 423 291
Textphone: 02920 644 886
Fax: 02920 423 342

Jobcentre Plus
Access to Work Operational Support Unit
Alexandra House
377 Cowbridge Road East
Cardiff CF5 1WU

Access to Work – Glasgow

atwosu.glasgow@jobcentreplus.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 0141 950 5327
Textphone: 0845 6025850
Fax: 0141 950 5265

Jobcentre Plus
Access to Work Operational Support Unit
Anniesland JCP
Baird Street
Glasgow G90 8AN

When you call, you’ll be asked for:

  • Your National Insurance number
  • Your workplace address, including your postcode
  • The name, email address and work phone number of a workplace contact
  • Your unique tax reference number (if you’re self employed)
  • The name of your New Enterprise Allowance mentor (if you have one)
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