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Access to Work

If you are deaf or have hearing loss, an Access to Work grant could help pay for any assistive devices or communication support you need at work.

What access to work is?

Access to Work is a government scheme that can help you get into or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability.

If you are disabled or have a health condition that makes it hard for you to do your job, your employer must make changes to support you. These changes are called ‘reasonable adjustments’. Your employer must make sure you are not substantially disadvantaged when doing your job.

If you need support on top of the reasonable adjustments that your employer makes, you may be able to get an Access to Work grant to help cover the cost of practical support in the workplace.

If you are deaf or have hearing loss, Access to Work may be able to cover the cost of any communication support or technology and assistive devices that you need to do your job. This could include, for example, a listening device or loop system to help you hear during meetings.

The money does not have to be paid back and will not affect your other benefits.

Who can claim access-to-work benefits for hearing aids?

You may be able to get Access to Work if you’re aged 16 or over and have a disability or other condition that affects your ability to work. You’ll be offered support based on your needs.

You need to have a paid job or be about to start or return to one.

You might not get a grant if you already get certain benefits. 

To find out more about who can get Access to Work, visit GOV.UK or the nidirect website if you live in Northern Ireland.

How to claim my access-to-work benefit for hearing aids?

If you live in England, Scotland or Wales, you can apply online at GOV.UK

If you live in Northern Ireland, visit the nidirect website for information on how to apply through the Department for Communities or your local Jobs and Benefits Office.

Why should you consider HearingNow for your Access-to-Work 

Here is why you should consider |HearingNow if you need to purchase hearing aids through the access-to-work benefit program:

  1. Our competitive prices for hearing aids and assistive listening devices would allow you to purchase the top tech level for your hearing aids and accessories

  2. We offer one of the longest extended warranties and aftercare for hearing aids in the market

  3. We represent all major hearing aids manufacturers meaning you'll have a piece of mind for the support, repair and maintenance of your hearing aids.

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