New guidance (3): Access to Work – Eligibility letter published

disability discrimination - person in wheelchairThe Government has published the Access to Work eligibility letter for employees and employers, available here. The letter is intended to assist employees who consider that they might be entitled to support under the scheme.

The Access to Work scheme provides support and reasonable adjustments for disabled workers in the workplace. Under the scheme disabled workers can be supported with a variety of measures, including special occupational and travel arrangements for work, support for mental health issues and the provision of a communicator to help at job interviews.  In addition, from 6 April 2016, some disabled workers may be entitled to receive payments for work-related costs of up to £41,000 a year.