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    Hi,

    A few months back, I was rejected Disabled Student Allowance, even though I genuinely have a learning disability.

    The evidence I had from my high school educational psychologist was not good enough for SFE.

    I tried speaking to the university and they weren't at all helpful .

    I have had to fund my needs by working part time and so on, and it's not great, especially if I am entitled to the DSA.

    I was wondering if my local GP could write a report. I have problems with speech and language.

    I would greatly appreciate it if someone could give me some advice.

    Thanks
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    You need an assesment from you are over 16 then it qualifies
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    (Original post by jar93)
    You need an assesment from you are over 16 then it qualifies
    I was assessed by a psychologist 1 year ago, and yet I have been rejected.
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    (Original post by po10tial)
    I was assessed by a psychologist 1 year ago, and yet I have been rejected.
    I don't know talk to the learning disability centre they know there stuff when it comes to this
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    (Original post by jar93)
    I don't know talk to the learning disability centre they know there stuff when it comes to this
    I have. They say that the report is not good enough.

    I don't know if they would accept a letter from my GP
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    Just buy your own laptop
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    I don't know i am dyspraxic and they said it happened straight away

    If you don't mind me asking what learning diffculty do you have ?
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    (Original post by Skip_Snip)
    Just buy your own laptop
    Too broke.

    Those things cost like £500.

    Besides, I am entitled to DSA. I have had this learning difficulty since primary school. I have got extra time in exams back in school and I still get them at university.
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    (Original post by jar93)
    I don't know i am dyspraxic and they said it happened straight away

    If you don't mind me asking what learning diffculty do you have ?
    Speech and language. Have had it since primary school.

    The university offer me extra time in my exams, which is beneficial as I had that back in high school.
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    Ok you just need sufficent evidence
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    I am applying for DSA for this year due to having mental health issues. My mental health advisor said that I would need to get a letter from the GP, which would cost about £10. Don't know if that helps at all because we are applying for different reasons, but it doesn't sound like you'd have much to lose by going to a GP anyway. Even if they can't do you a letter they may be able to give you some advice. Hope that helps!
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    (Original post by jar93)
    Ok you just need sufficent evidence
    Yes, I know that . That's why I am asking for advice here.

    Where can I get evidence from? A GP?
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    (Original post by HmMusic)
    I am applying for DSA for this year due to having mental health issues. My mental health advisor said that I would need to get a letter from the GP, which would cost about £10. Don't know if that helps at all because we are applying for different reasons, but it doesn't sound like you'd have much to lose by going to a GP anyway. Even if they can't do you a letter they may be able to give you some advice. Hope that helps!
    If they allow a letter from the GP then I'm sorted.

    My GP have known me for years and won't charge much.
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    I got mine from a cycologist assesment hope this helps
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    (Original post by jar93)
    I got mine from a cycologist assesment hope this helps
    You mean psychologist.

    Yh I got one from a psychologist too, and they rejected it

    Edit: Thanks for that negative reputation.
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    (Original post by po10tial)
    You mean psychologist.

    Yh I got one from a psychologist too, and they rejected it
    Yeah thats the one and i think you may need a reassesment
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    (Original post by jar93)
    Yeah thats the one and i think you may need a reassesment
    Ok. Thanks
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    (Original post by HmMusic)
    I am applying for DSA for this year due to having mental health issues. My mental health advisor said that I would need to get a letter from the GP, which would cost about £10. Don't know if that helps at all because we are applying for different reasons, but it doesn't sound like you'd have much to lose by going to a GP anyway. Even if they can't do you a letter they may be able to give you some advice. Hope that helps!
    This is what I hav to do as well.
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    Mine got rejected too. They told me I need to take a new test as the old test I took was not sufficient enough. The information I was given was that it costs between £100 and £200 for the test to be taken. You can get the information of what test you need to take to get the evidence from any Learning Support centre from university's, schools and colleges.
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    (Original post by po10tial)
    If they allow a letter from the GP then I'm sorted.

    My GP have known me for years and won't charge much.
    Sounds like that might be your answer then! Glad I could help :-)


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