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Disability: Transport

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Steve Rotheram Steve Rotheram Labour, Liverpool, Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the level of financial assistance for disabled people who cannot use public transport to get to work; and what his policy is on (a) means-testing and (b) regionally evaluating such assistance.

Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Access to Work programme may be able to provide financial assistance for disabled people unable to use public transport to get to work. Individual disabled people make an application for assistance and then will discuss with an Access to Work adviser the type and level of support needed. The support that is offered differs for each individual and is tailored to meet the disabled person's specific needs.

Access to Work is a discretionary programme and not a formal benefit and is not means tested.

Information on the number of disabled people using Access to Work and the type of support they receive is available broken down to regional level.

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