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Access to Work: factsheet for customers

Factsheet about Access to Work and how it can help overcome barriers to starting or keeping a job if you have a disability or long term health condition.

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This factsheet explains how Access to Work can provide practical and financial support to help you overcome barriers to starting or keeping a job if you have a disability or long term physical or mental health condition. It explains:

  • who can get help from Access to Work
  • what you’ll get
  • how to claim
  • how to ask for your award to be looked at again and how to complain

British Sign Language (BSL) videos

Watch the Access to Work: factsheet for customers BSL videos

Find more information on GOV.UK

Read more about Access to Work.

Read our employers’ guide to Access to Work.

Published 1 October 2012
Last updated 4 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added Access to Work cap amount of £57,200 for 2018 to 2019 to the HTML and PDF guides.
  2. Updated the fact sheet with information about the Access to Work cap from April 2017.
  3. Updated the 'How to claim' section of the factsheet.
  4. Updated the fact sheet with information about the Access to Work cap from April 2016.
  5. Published updated version of the factsheet with more detail about the rules for Access to Work and British Sign Language videos.
  6. Added 2 more conditions in factsheet under 'Do I qualify for this help?' - are about to start a Department for Education supported internship or BIS traineeship, or - are about to start self-arranged work experience under
  7. Factsheets updated to provide the latest information about Access to Work
  8. First published.