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ATW social and domestic contribution

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missybpink
missybpink Community member Posts: 28 Connected
edited August 2021 in Work and employment
Hi does anyone have any experience with access to work and how they work out social and domestic contribution for part time workers, I work 15 hours per week over 7 days ? 

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  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    What do you mean by social and domestic contribution? 
  • missybpink
    missybpink Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    Been awarded a laptop and mobility scooter, but they have said I need to contribute towards it 
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    Are you sure its Access to Work? I didn't think you had to make a contribution, 
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @missybpink

    Thanks for your query, sorry to hear you're having trouble with ATW.

    This information comes from the Scope website, it concerns funding and paying for any equipment or support provided by ATW:

    "The level of the funding depends on:

    • if you’re employed or self-employed
    • how long you have been in your job
    • the type of help you need

    Access to Work will normally pay 100% of the cost if any of these apply to you:

    • you have been in a job for less than 6 weeks
    • you are self-employed
    • you need funding for a support worker, travel to work or interviews, communication support at interviews

    If you apply after you have been in the role for more than 6 weeks, your employer might need to contribute towards the cost of things paid for by Access to Work.

    Depending on the size of your employer, Access to Work could refund up to 80% of approved costs under £10,000. It will normally pay any balance over £10,000, up to £62,900 a year."


    As you'll see, it can vary depending on many circumstances. Are you sure that ATW aren't asking your employer to contribute rather than yourself? How long have you been in your role? 

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