claiming PIP and DSA while a student

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I have just been awarded PIP (a disability living allowance benefit). I am due to start University in September 2016.

I was told it is perfectly legal to work and be in receipt of PIP at the same time - it is not means tested.

I have only heard of DSA (disabled student allowance), but I know this is the equivalent to ESA.

So my question is, would I be able to claim PIP and claim DSA at the same time while a student enrolled on a full time course at University?

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(Original post by Jewb)
Hello,

I have just been awarded PIP (a disability living allowance benefit). I am due to start University in September 2016.

I was told it is perfectly legal to work and be in receipt of PIP at the same time - it is not means tested.

I have only heard of DSA (disabled student allowance), but I know this is the equivalent to ESA.

So my question is, would I be able to claim PIP and claim DSA at the same time while a student enrolled on a full time course at University?

Kind Regards.
DSA is not the equivalent of ESA, as DSA is a non-means tested grant which is used to pay for equipment or 1:1 support and not actual cash given to you, so yes you get dsa if you have a disability regardless of any other benefits or any other source of money you have.
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DSA is not the equivalent of ESA, as DSA is a non-means tested grant which is used to pay for equipment or 1:1 support and not actual cash given to you, so yes you get dsa if you have a disability regardless of any other benefits or any other source of money you have.
And ESA is paid to you if you're unfit for work.
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