Access to Work grants are available if you are over 16 and your employer is based in England, Scotland or Wales. There is a different scheme in Northern Ireland.
You must be in a paid job, about to start a job, or be self-employed. You can be part time or full time work. It does not matter how much you earn.
Paid work also includes apprenticeships, work trials, work experience and placements, and internships.
Access to Work will not provide a grant if you are a civil servant. Your employer will arrange the support you need.
You must have a disability, illness, or health condition that means you need support to do your job. This might include:
- learning differences like ADHD or dyslexia
- a mental health condition, for example anxiety or depression
- a developmental condition like autism spectrum disorder
- a physical disability, for example if you are hard of hearing or use a wheelchair
Access to Work helpline:
Telephone: 0800 121 7479
Textphone: 0800 121 7579
Relay UK (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 121 7479
British Sign Language (BSL) video relay service if you’re on a computer – find out how to use the service on mobile or tablet
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
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