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    Hi I was wondering, I have made derby my firm for September 2015 and I was wondering does anyone know what I will have to do, because i am clueless on how to apply for the disability benefit, or what to do to even get it. And how do I deal with dyslexia and dyspraxia at university? Please help x 😊


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    It's called Disabled Students Allowance, and if it's the same process that I found, the initial application is part of your Student Finance application.

    Once you submit that, there's (a lot) more paperwork to complete. You need a written statement from a professional such as your GP, describing your problems, giving your diagnosis (if you have one) and most importantly, explaining how these will affect your ability to study.

    If this part of the application is accepted, you will be called to a one-to-one session with a specialist assessor at an assessment centre. You will talk through the difficulties you've described and they will put together a tailored package of things like equipment and support. Some elements might be things that the uni is expected to provide, so don't be surprised to hear direct from your uni as well.
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    (Original post by Klix88)
    It's called Disabled Students Allowance, and if it's the same process that I found, the initial application is part of your Student Finance application.

    Once you submit that, there's (a lot) more paperwork to complete. You need a written statement from a professional such as your GP, describing your problems, giving your diagnosis (if you have one) and most importantly, explaining how these will affect your ability to study.

    If this part of the application is accepted, you will be called to a one-to-one session with a specialist assessor at an assessment centre. You will talk through the difficulties you've described and they will put together a tailored package of things like equipment and support. Some elements might be things that the uni is expected to provide, so don't be surprised to hear direct from your uni as well.
    Actually for dyslexia and dyspraxia you would need a post 16 diagnostic report from an educational psychologist or specialist teacher, but everything else is correct.
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    Dsa is changing from September 2015, you won't get the funding the same way.


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