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I need some advice re my second year application for DSA.

I applied for my tuition fee loan, and receive my notification of entitlement letter. On it, at the bottom, it said I've been assessed as eligible for DSA (I received it last year). Does this mean my DSA will simply carry on from last year, or do I need to submit another form?

Thanks, I'm new to the whole DSA lark!
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My DSA award was for the duration of my course.
Look at your original award letter.
It should say how long it is for.
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(Original post by Knalchemist)
I need some advice re my second year application for DSA.

I applied for my tuition fee loan, and receive my notification of entitlement letter. On it, at the bottom, it said I've been assessed as eligible for DSA (I received it last year). Does this mean my DSA will simply carry on from last year, or do I need to submit another form?

Thanks, I'm new to the whole DSA lark!
This is negative advice but I wouldn't get your hopes up for keeping DSA. Current Government is going to completely scrap it.
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Utter garbage!
Stop scaremongering.
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(Original post by Knalchemist)
I need some advice re my second year application for DSA.

I applied for my tuition fee loan, and receive my notification of entitlement letter. On it, at the bottom, it said I've been assessed as eligible for DSA (I received it last year). Does this mean my DSA will simply carry on from last year, or do I need to submit another form?

Thanks, I'm new to the whole DSA lark!
Your DSA will continue for the duration of the course, and the changes will not affect you. Its only looking at new applicants for September 2015 onwards. You may need to fill in or indicate on an application for that you wish for your DSA to continue.
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This is negative advice but I wouldn't get your hopes up for keeping DSA. Current Government is going to completely scrap it.
No they're not. They're changing what you can and can't get.
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This is negative advice but I wouldn't get your hopes up for keeping DSA. Current Government is going to completely scrap it.
...new claims from 2015, yes.
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Your DSA will continue for the duration of the course, and the changes will not affect you. Its only looking at new applicants for September 2015 onwards. You may need to fill in or indicate on an application for that you wish for your DSA to continue.
Thanks!
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No they're not. They're changing what you can and can't get.
They said the same about a range of disability benefits before they revealed a truck load of negative changes.

I just wouldn't get your hopes up.

But I wish all of you well with your claims. I pray you get the help and support you need before more cuts take place.
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They said the same about a range of disability benefits before they revealed a truck load of negative changes.

I just wouldn't get your hopes up.

But I wish all of you well with your claims. I pray you get the help and support you need before more cuts take place.
Yet more uninformed nonsense.
PIP replaces DLA
It hasn't been abolished.
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Yet more uninformed nonsense.
PIP replaces DLA
It hasn't been abolished.
ESA replaced Incapacity Benefit and thousands of disabled people found themselves being transferred to JSA.
You had people loosing their lives due to no care and others who where encouraged to work when their own families knew it could cause the serious harm if they did so.

Uninformed nonsense? I don't think so.

Now PIP has replaced DLA and people are reported 1 year waiting times.

And now the new change to DSA. Its all negative.

You can't spin this.
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ESA replaced Incapacity Benefit and thousands of disabled people found themselves being transferred to JSA.
You had people loosing their lives due to no care and others who where encouraged to work when their own families knew it could cause the serious harm if they did so.

Uninformed nonsense? I don't think so.

Now PIP has replaced DLA and people are reported 1 year waiting times.

And now the new change to DSA. Its all negative.

You can't spin this.
The changes to DSA from September 2015 will put more of an emphasis on the university providing support as reasonable adjustments (as Access to Work changed). Students should continue to get the support they need.
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The changes to DSA from September 2015 will put more of an emphasis on the university providing support as reasonable adjustments (as Access to Work changed). Students should continue to get the support they need.
So basically you agree with me by admitting that the University will have to pick up the bill of supporting disabled students rather than the Government pay for DSA hand outs.

Cheers for that. Finally a honest person.

It is kind of like David Cameron's big society isn't it. Cut welfare to the bone and then send everyone begging to the food bank.
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So basically you agree with me by admitting that the University will have to pick up the bill of supporting disabled students rather than the Government pay for DSA hand outs.

Cheers for that. Finally a honest person.

It is kind of like David Cameron's big society isn't it. Cut welfare to the bone and then send everyone begging to the food bank.
That is what the latest release seems to point to- uni's pick up the bill from the tuition fees they charge. This seems to be in line with Access to Work which was cut a few years ago requiring adjustments. DSA will continue to fund specialist equipment and cases.
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That is what the latest release seems to point to- uni's pick up the bill from the tuition fees they charge. This seems to be in line with Access to Work which was cut a few years ago requiring adjustments. DSA will continue to fund specialist equipment and cases.
I respect your impartiality. You've also contributed loads on the earlier forum thread. Your a top researcher. Keep up the good work but have a break once in a while
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I respect your impartiality. You've also contributed loads on the earlier forum thread. Your a top researcher. Keep up the good work but have a break once in a while
Thanks. I'm actually a DSA assessor so get all the info directly from SFE and SFW. I raised a few things with the boss at SFW when I was in their office yesterday.
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Thanks. I'm actually a DSA assessor so get all the info directly from SFE and SFW. I raised a few things with the boss at SFW when I was in their office yesterday.
That is good. I like the fact that your directly talking to the student base you work with.

What is easier to insure now days? Basic Laptop or Desktop?
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That is good. I like the fact that your directly talking to the student base you work with.

What is easier to insure now days? Basic Laptop or Desktop?
In the last three years I've seen about 400 laptops go through and about 3 desktops.
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In the last three years I've seen about 400 laptops go through and about 3 desktops.
I thought so. I have seen laptop insurance for as cheap as £1.50 a month. I don't really understand it though. I guess it may be to do with volumes of people vs claims.
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