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Basically im applying for uni via ucas, theres a few things im unsure about. For a start i was told to enter any medical problems i may have, but i currently have an undiagnosed pain condition and no ones really sure wjat it is?? So how do i put this? And does it count? It did take a large chunk of time away from college and does affect me on an everyday basis. Also if this does count since it reduced my college attendance by around 40% last year is there any way i can get the boundries lowered? Id rather not but i dont want to end up not having a uni to go to because of hospitilisation it would devistate me.

Any help is appriciated

On a seperate note anyone know if i can apply for disability allowance with an undiagnosed condition? Getting a jobs pretty hard right now so it would help.
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You can enter it. You just give tge details of how it affects you rather than the condition name. This may make it hard to enter on the ucas form, but your referee could put it un your reference and email further details to the unis.

You can apply for DSA. This is based on your study needs, so if you need additional equipment because of your condition you will be eligible. However, they don't give you money - they give you stuff to help you study. So you might be funded for a note taker to help by taking notes in lectures.
It depends on what your pain is and how it affects you as to what you will get.

If you want DLA this is not based on student status. However, it has changed to PIP - personal independence payments. I'm not too sure of the details so can't advise further.

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Thanks, the pain usually means i miss some of the lessons and study times that are set so maybe they would help by getting me notes sent or something. I dont know but youve been a great help
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Thanks, the pain usually means i miss some of the lessons and study times that are set so maybe they would help by getting me notes sent or something. I dont know but youve been a great help
That's the kind of thing you need to think about. "Undiagnosed pain condition" is vague and doesn't tell unis anything about your problem.

Do you have trouble carrying books (eg home from library, or around school between lessons)?
Do you take medication that makes you sleepy?
Do you find sitting or writing for long periods of time difficult?

I can understand you might not want to post the answers online, but if you can think about it and discuss it with your referee it would be helpful.

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