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    About to start university doing teacher training . I have one arm and do need help , with cooking, dressing (my mmum does all my ties and cuffs, shoe laces etc) so will stay living at home while doing my degree - my mum also has health issues and cant ssoley take on the financial responsibility of suppporting me . How can i get the most help ? What d?? O i need to put on form? Any advice be great! . Thanks ain advance
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    (Original post by EMSKI77)
    About to start university doing teacher training . I have one arm and do need help , with cooking, dressing (my mmum does all my ties and cuffs, shoe laces etc) so will stay living at home while doing my degree - my mum also has health issues and cant ssoley take on the financial responsibility of suppporting me . How can i get the most help ? What d?? O i need to put on form? Any advice be great! . Thanks ain advance
    Dsa is a grant for equipment and non medical support rather than being a cash payment so there's no specific way of filling it in to get the most help, you just need evidence of your disability and then the assessment of need decides the rest.
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    DSA won't pay for personal care. They'll pay for a non-medical helper, for things like note taking or a mentor.
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    The application form is quite basic. You'll need to indicate your disabilities and send the completed form back with some medical documentation (for example, a doctor's letter) which confirms this, and also describes how your disabilities affect your ability to carry out day to day living type tasks, and your studies.
    If you're accepted for DSA, you'll be asked to go see a specialist needs assessor and you will be able to go into much greater depth about your issues and concerns at this point. As has been said, DSA isn't a cash payment. Instead, your assessor will make recommendations personal to you, eg speech to text software to reduce your need to type, a voice recorder, personal assistant for carrying books etc, to help overcome the specific difficulties you experience at university.
    DSA doesn't cover personal care, eg toileting needs, feeding, cooking etc. If you have a local authority care package, you might want to speak to them to see if they can help while you're at university.
    For cash, have you applied for the regular student finance, eg maintenance loan, and are you in receipt of all the applicable disability benefits?
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    The application form is quite basic. You'll need to indicate your disabilities and send the completed form back with some medical documentation (for example, a doctor's letter) which confirms this, and also describes how your disabilities affect your ability to carry out day to day living type tasks, and your studies.
    If you're accepted for DSA, you'll be asked to go see a specialist needs assessor and you will be able to go into much greater depth about your issues and concerns at this point. As has been said, DSA isn't a cash payment. Instead, your assessor will make recommendations personal to you, eg speech to text software to reduce your need to type, a voice recorder, personal assistant for carrying books etc, to help overcome the specific difficulties you experience at university.
    DSA doesn't cover personal care, eg toileting needs, feeding, cooking etc. If you have a local authority care package, you might want to speak to them to see if they can help while you're at university.
    For cash, have you applied for the regular student finance, eg maintenance loan, and are you in receipt of all the applicable disability benefits?
    I recieve low rate dla 21 a week - my mum doesmt wamt payimg to help me dress cook etc she just csnt help financily ? If apply for maintamce loan wong it come off her tax credits? Thanls again?
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    (Original post by EMSKI77)
    I recieve low rate dla 21 a week - my mum doesmt wamt payimg to help me dress cook etc she just csnt help financily ? If apply for maintamce loan wong it come off her tax credits? Thanls again?
    Your maintenance loan won't affect her tax credits.
 
 
 
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