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    1st thing: They don't make the guidelines clear on the Adult Dependent's Grant.
    One website says that a partner is counted, but others say not.
    My circumstance when it comes to uni will be: I'm living away from home, with my boyfriend of 3 years who will not be able to support himself if I wasn't there, and vice verse - does that count?

    2nd thing: I have OCD, Social Anxiety, A form of depression and ADD. Do any of them count as the mental health disabilities for the allowance?

    I tried to find all this out online, but everywhere's just completely contradictory!
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    (Original post by yashkaminah)
    1st thing: They don't make the guidelines clear on the Adult Dependent's Grant.
    One website says that a partner is counted, but others say not.
    My circumstance when it comes to uni will be: I'm living away from home, with my boyfriend of 3 years who will not be able to support himself if I wasn't there, and vice verse - does that count?

    2nd thing: I have OCD, Social Anxiety, A form of depression and ADD. Do any of them count as the mental health disabilities for the allowance?

    I tried to find all this out online, but everywhere's just completely contradictory!
    For the Disability Students Allowance you don't actually get any money. They pay for you to have equipment etc that you need as a disabled person, or for if you need a note taker and such. You don't get a penny.

    As for the ADG, it depends what you mean by he can't support himself. Usually it's another adult being dependent on you financially, but it depends on your age. You have to be married (or in a civil partnership) if you're under 25, if you're over 25 you don't need to be married, either way your partner has to be earning less than £3796 per year. Or a family member.
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    Yeah, it's only because I need forms of medication and help with Travel to a specialist Thanks for the help!
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    (Original post by yashkaminah)
    Yeah, it's only because I need forms of medication and help with Travel to a specialist Thanks for the help!
    DSA only covers the extra costs you have because you're studying. IE If you cannot get a bus or a train to university due to your disability, they will cover the difference, and pay for your cab fares.

    Or if you're severely dyslexic etc they will pay for you to have a laptop or a note taker.

    It's about extra costs to help you study - not costs you'd normally have. If you weren't going to university you would still have the cost of medication and travel to a speciality - so the DSA won't pay out for this as it isn't an extra cost because you're studying.
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    There doesn't seem to be a lot of information that I can find about the grant. There's a little bit here

    DSA is based on study needs and not diagnosis. They won't pay for disability costs (such as travel to a specialist) that you'd have if you weren't a student. The extra costs are normally things like a mentor, note taker, laptop and software, dictaphone, etc.
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    Thanks guys for all your help!
 
 
 
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