Just applied for DSA but then found out I don't technically qualify?

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lightningdoritos
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It says on the form that the condition should have "a substantial and long term adverse effect on your ability to carry out day-to-day activities" but I can manage fine.

Is there any way I can change this? I can't find a way to cancel this on the student finance webstie
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If the condition will affect your ability to study at uni, you may still be eligible for DSA. If you get past the initial application stage, you will have a face-to-face assessment with a specialist who will recommend any adjustments which the uni should make, and possibly extra equipment or facilities to help.

Is your condition something which you could, for example, get your GP to write a note which describes the impact it would have on you when you go to uni? If you can provide that kind of third party proof, then you should continue with the application.

If the condition is unlikely to affect your ability to study at uni, that's going to be the main block for qualifying.
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Going to move this to Disabled students. You may get more answers there.
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If your condition does not have "a substantial and long term adverse effect on your ability to carry out day-to-day activities" in relation to your academic work and study tasks, it's unlikely SFE will agree to provide DSA. It depends on the evidence submitted.
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(Original post by lightningdoritos)
It says on the form that the condition should have "a substantial and long term adverse effect on your ability to carry out day-to-day activities" but I can manage fine.

Is there any way I can change this? I can't find a way to cancel this on the student finance webstie
When they mention day-to-day activities, at uni, this would include things like studying, organising yourself to meet deadlines and attend lectures, and living independently, which may be things you have not had to cope with before. There are people with conditions like dyslexia who cope fine day-to-day, but need a bit of extra help to cope with day-to-day uni studies.

You must have applied for a reason, and the final decision is not made by you, so I would wait and see what is suggested after your assessment, unless you are 100% sure you've applied in error.
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