access to work- travel help

I wanted to ask, if Access to Work is able to help with funding to travel to work how do they work out your contribution?

Say if you can't use public transport but can go in a car with a travel buddy who will drive you becauseyou can't drive, do they work out your costs depending upon the cheapest public transport cost or do you pay for the journey via car including milage and car costs and they just pay the travel buddy to drive/travel with you.
The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer - I was in my late 20s when I figured out what this meant.

I neither take or enter agreements which deal with interest. I dont want to profit from someone's misery.


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    5. The following travel  costs are  covered under  other  elements  of AtW  or other  schemes/programmes:
    - payments  to a relative or  friend for travel costs other  than a mileage rate are covered by  the Support  Worker element

    Normal  cost of travel to  work

    14. Establish what the cost of the  customer’s journey would  normally be if they didn’t require support  from  AtW.
    15. If the customer  previously drove  to work, the  customer’s contribution  is 25 pence per  mile.
    16. If the customer  used public transport, the customer’s contribution is what the public  transport  cost would have  been for the whole  of that  journey.
    Note: If the  customer  has a  pass  entitling them  to  reduced fares or free travel on public  transport, the cost to the customer  is the  reduced fare  or nil  as appropriate. If the pass  is subject  to time restrictions, then these should be taken into account.

    Lift from a friend, colleague or relative
    90. TtW can pay extra mileage costs if they exceed the normal cost of the customer’s journey. This is when a friend, colleague or relative varies their journey to and from their own place of work to give the customer a lift to and from work. 

    Taken from p26 onwards (Support Worker is from p34 onwards)
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