Access to Work Programme

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what standards are in place to ensure that disabled people are effectively supported when making a claim to the Access to Work scheme.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Access to Work (ATW) applicants can apply for the scheme in a number of ways including telephony, on-line and by text-phone. The on-line service is continually being improved to ensure it meets accessibility and user needs. There is also information about how to make an application and a range of supporting material on Gov.uk. This includes use of British Sign Language (BSL) video relay service and alternative formats such as braille, large print and audio CDs.

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