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Employment and disability

Life Event Document Working with a disability There are different supports for people with disabilities to help them to find and keep employment.

Job Interview Interpreter Grant
The Job Interview Interpreter Grant Scheme provides funding for people with speech and hearing impairments who want to attend job interviews.

Grants for employers to retain employees with disabilities
The Employment Retention Grant Scheme is a scheme that aims to assist employers to retain employees who acquire an illness or impairment that affects their ability to carry out their job.

Disability awareness training grants
Grant aid can be provided towards the cost of training employees about disability awareness in the workplace.

Grants for adapting or equipping the workplace for staff with disabilities
Grant assistance is available to employees with disabilities, employers and self-employed people with disabilities who need to make adaptations to their workplace or purchase specialised equipment.

Personal Reader Grants
The Personal Reader grant is made available to blind or visually impaired employees that require some extra assistance with reading printed material at work.

Wage Subsidy Scheme
The Wage Subsidy Scheme (WSS) offers financial support for employers who employ certain people with disabilities

Supported employment for people with disabilities
The EmployAbility Service is a scheme aimed at assisting people with disabilities to take up paid employment.



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