Hundreds of disabled employees are to benefit from a £15,000 rise on Access to Work grants to assist them at work. People will now be able to claim up to £57,200 annually to help pay for additional support that they may need in the workplace – approximately £15,000 more than the old cap of £42,100.
Access to Work provides financial support to ensure someone’s disability or health condition doesn’t hold them back at work, and can cover workplace adaptations, assistive technology, transport and interpreters.
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and former Minister for Disabled People, Esther McVey, said: “We believe that disabled people should have every opportunity to thrive in the workplace, and the tailored support of Access to Work caters to every individual’s unique needs.
By extending this grant we’re ensuring that many more disabled people can reach their career potential, which is a key part of our commitment to getting one million more disabled people in work by 2027.”
Search Access to Work at: www.gov.uk/access-to-work