Has anyone had any experience of access to work and help with transport costs? What are the criteria for getting help? Are there medicals or assessments? Thanks
I have had access to work for 4 years now and as MS has progressed, they have adjusted support I receive as well as contributions towards costs for various things.
Feel free to PM me and I am happy to advise how/what etc.
Access to Work pay for my taxi to & from work. I didn’t need to complete a medical for it. There’s more info about it here, with eligibility criteria & how to claim - Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK
It’s a great service. When it was set up I had to get quotes from a few different taxi firms and obviously had to go with the cheapest. I pay for the taxis up front but get a receipt. Then every month I fill out a claim form and send in all the receipts for that month, and they pay me back.
Hope you get the support you need.
Thanks that’s great x
Does the amount of help you can get depend on your income (contribution to taxis) x
I don’t know to be honest. I don’t pay any contribution, but I’ve no idea what the criteria is. I’d give them a phone to find out.
Sorry I can’t help more.