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    I am applying to uni this year and plan on attending the university of Reading to study BA archaeology last year.

    I am 17, my household income is very low and have aspergers syndrome which makes note taking a real challenge for me and I heard you can apply for money from the DSA to get help from a note taker. But I do not know if I am entitled to this, the information is not very clear to me at all. It is all very complicated.

    Who can I ask for help with this to tell me what I am entitled to?

    Thanks for any help :-)
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    Direct.gov should have all this information available.
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    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Educatio...ance/index.htm would be your first point of call.

    If you have any specific questions, ask in this forum, or contact your local Citizens Advice Beurau/Connexxions.

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    Thanks but I have read everything on there, I really need a person to explain it to me.
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    You need to call Student Finance then.
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    You can register online at studentfinance.direct.gov.uk to receive the maximum grant and loan available.

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    When you apply for your loans etc you indicate that you wish to apply for DSA. You apply on paper and then go for an assessment to decide what, if any, support you are entitled to. You will need evidence of your condition ie statement of special educational need or doctors' letters, etc..
    You say you have read "everything out there". Does that include this
    http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum.../dg_183900.pdf
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    (Original post by Maigre)
    I am applying to uni this year and plan on attending the university of Reading to study BA archaeology last year.

    I am 17, my household income is very low and have aspergers syndrome which makes note taking a real challenge for me and I heard you can apply for money from the DSA to get help from a note taker. But I do not know if I am entitled to this, the information is not very clear to me at all. It is all very complicated.

    Who can I ask for help with this to tell me what I am entitled to?

    Thanks for any help :-)
    Ask someone at school/college. They might know what you can claim or if they dont they may be able to point you in the right direction. And i know they may be a bit rubbish at times, but the student loans compant may be able to give you advice too. The CAB also give advice on benefits etc so they may be worth a try.
    Hope this helps.
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    Thanks very much for all the help everyone
 
 
 
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