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Access to Work Grant | GOV.UK

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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