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.