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Grant to support disabled people in the workplace rises by over a third

Makbool Javaid
employers

Disabled employees are now able to benefit from a £15,000 rise in Access to Work grants to assist them at work, following new measures approved by Parliament.  From April 2018, the Department of Work and Pensions have confirmed that eligible disabled employees can 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 previous 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.


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