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Access to Work : Updated Guidance

Access to Work : Updated Guidance

The Department for Work and Pensions ( DWP ) has issued guidance on some changes to Access to Work during the Coronavirus outbreak. You may be able to get help with working from home, at your normal workplace, or a combination of both.

Access to Work may be able to provide funding for example :

  • If you employ your own support worker and have additional costs for personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • If you require remote support services, such as video remote interpreting or British Sign Language interpreting
  • Funding for travel costs if you cannot use public transport safely because of your disability, and your doctor or healthcare professional supports this.

You can continue to use your existing support worker while working from home.You cannot claim help from Access to Work if you are no longer working. If you already have an Access to Work award, you can start using it again when you start working.

The DWP is prioritising making grants for new claims from critical workers, those in the clinically extremely vulnerable group and people due to start work within 4 weeks.

For more information on the updated Access to Work guidance, see the Access to Work Factsheet.



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