A DWP staff guide about the Access to Work scheme.
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This document is for DWP staff and explains how the Access to Work scheme operates.
An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if someone has a disability, health or mental health condition to help them:
- start working
- stay in work
- move into self-employment or start a business
Why we publish this guide
We publish this guide to help people understand how we make decisions.
More on GOV.UK about Access to Work
Find out if you can get help from Access to Work at www.gov.uk/access-to-work
Published: 22 December 2014
Updated: 29 July 2016
- Published updated version of the guide with various updates.
- Published revised Access to Work: staff guide with changes to paragraphs 33, 479 and 761.
- Updated parts: 1 Introduction, 3 Eligibility, 9 Special aids and equipment, 16 Overpayments.
- Published revised version to include guidance on new rules about self-employment and a cap on the amount people can receive.
- Clarified guidance for staff on the topics of self-employment, company directors, requests for reconsideration, mental health support services, car parking charges, government departments, and additional evidence.
- Updated guidance about support workers at paragraph 366 of the guide.
- First published.