Access to Work criteria

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please could you supply me with detailed guidance, criteria, eligibility and thresholds which cover how staff follow guidelines in deciding on Access to Work applications from disabled people seeking support in the workplace.

Specifically, I would be looking for any staff guidelines which cover how decisions are made and communicated to applicants; any management guidance on eligibility and thresholds on levels of support; and any other criteria which are used when making decisions.

Yours faithfully,

Zoe Stead

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Dear Zoe Stead,

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' Access to Work statistics: April 2007 to March 2021'

Published 29 September 2021

'The key points from this release covering Access to Work in the financial year 2020 to 2021 are:

Access to Work provision was approved for 35,990 people

Total expenditure on Access to Work was £109.3 million

37,170 people were in receipt of Access to Work payment'

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'In 2020/21 8,130 people received an Access to Work (AtW) payment for Travel to Work (TtW), while 300 people received a payment for Travel in Work (TiW) support. '