Turn on thread page Beta

Disabled Students' Allowance - Anxiety? watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    I'm looking at uni open days and had a talk on student finance that made me consider whether I'm eligble for the DSA or not. I have Generalised Anxiety Disorder and am looking at an en-suite room as the uni I'm hoping to go to shares bathrooms with up to 12 people and that doesn't feel suitable for me. If I'm having an attack, I seek haven in the bathroom and potentially stay in there for over an hour. Obviously this isn't ideal so has anyone with GAD received the DSA and for what? I'm assuming it wouldn't cover the costs on my presreciptions (4 times a year for 3 years can get expensive...)

    Many thanks all
    • Very Important Poster
    Offline

    22
    ReputationRep:
    Very Important Poster
    DSA will only pay for extra costs you have as a disabled student. Because you'd have prescription costs whether you were a student or not, they won't cover that. DSA will also recommend things like exam arrangements.

    Going to move this one to the Disabled Students Forum. I think you're going to get better answers there.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    DSA will only pay for extra costs you have as a disabled student. Because you'd have prescription costs whether you were a student or not, they won't cover that. DSA will also recommend things like exam arrangements.

    Going to move this one to the Disabled Students Forum. I think you're going to get better answers there.
    Thanks. I didn't know that forum existed!
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    DSA can cover additional costs, e.g. the difference between the cost of an ensuite and non ensuite room could be refunded. You should talk to your university about ensuring you are offered the right sort of room.

    I can't remember the name of the form but there's a form you can fill out to apply for free prescriptions due to low income and I think most students qualify (assuming your parents aren't giving you lots of money). Your pharmacist should be able to give you one.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by doodle_333)
    DSA can cover additional costs, e.g. the difference between the cost of an ensuite and non ensuite room could be refunded. You should talk to your university about ensuring you are offered the right sort of room.

    I can't remember the name of the form but there's a form you can fill out to apply for free prescriptions due to low income and I think most students qualify (assuming your parents aren't giving you lots of money). Your pharmacist should be able to give you one.
    It's called a HC1 form, and there's also a lot of info on the internet to help you fill it in OP

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • TSR Support Team
    • Wiki Support Team
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    Wiki Support Team
    Peer Support Volunteers
    PS Reviewer
    (Original post by greghayes)
    I'm looking at uni open days and had a talk on student finance that made me consider whether I'm eligble for the DSA or not. I have Generalised Anxiety Disorder and am looking at an en-suite room as the uni I'm hoping to go to shares bathrooms with up to 12 people and that doesn't feel suitable for me. If I'm having an attack, I seek haven in the bathroom and potentially stay in there for over an hour. Obviously this isn't ideal so has anyone with GAD received the DSA and for what? I'm assuming it wouldn't cover the costs on my presreciptions (4 times a year for 3 years can get expensive...)

    Many thanks all
    I received an ensuite top-up for issues relating to depression that mostly involved maintaining my dignity. I had to provide doctors evidence but after that everything else was really simple and taken care of for me.

    You'll need to get evidence of your disability and this will be passed to an assessor where you discuss your needs. This is where it'll be bought up if you need an ensuite room. They can only pay to help reduce the gap between those with and those without disabilities so only things related to studying will be included. Hope that helps!
 
 
 
Poll
Do you think parents should charge rent?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.