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Access to Work Grant (JCP)

What is an Access to Work Grant?

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.

Am I eligible?

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 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 a job and means you need support to:

  • start a new job
  • reduce absence from work
  • stay in work

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 do I claim?

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

Who to contact

Telephone
0345 268 8489
Website
https://www.gov.uk

Other Details

Ages
18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and over
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