Access to Work: staff guide

A DWP staff guide about the Access to Work scheme.



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.

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