The grant is not for business start-up costs.
How much you get depends on your circumstances.
The money doesn’t have to be paid back and will not affect your other benefits.
Access to Work grants are only available if the employer is based in England, Scotland or Wales. There’s a different system in Northern Ireland.
You must be 16 or over. You may be able to get a grant if:
Your disability or health condition must either:
It must also be likely to last at least a year.
Your mental health condition must both:
You might not qualify if you get any of these benefits:
You might still qualify for Access to Work if you earn less than £105 a week and either work:
This is called ‘supported permitted work’.
Tell Access to Work if you change jobs. You may be able to:
You have to make a new application to:
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:
Access to Work grants are capped at £40,800 per year:
Follow these steps if you think you can get help from Access to Work.
Contact Access to Work.
Print the Access to Work eligibility letter and take it to your employer or to a job interview.
When an adviser contacts you and your employer, tell them about the help and support you need.
When you contact Access to Work you may need:
Access to Work firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 0345 268 8489
Textphone: 0345 608 8753
British Sign Language (BSL) video relay service
To use this you must:
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Operational Support Unit
Harrow Jobcentre Plus
Mail Handling Site A
You can ask for a decision about Access to Work to be reconsidered by a different Access to Work adviser. You can only do this once for each decision. You can’t appeal how much you get.
You can complain if you aren’t happy with how your case has been handled.
0345 268 8489
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