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DSA Application for Uni

I'm really confused what supporting evidence needs to be uploaded to my DSA application. It says a letter needs to be uploaded confirming the diagnosis, that your condition is long term and how these activities effect you. Is a medical letter of the diagnosis from when you were diagnosed suitable? Or do I have to go to my GP and get them to write their own letter confirming my disabilities/medical issues (I have more than one)? If anyone has applied before I would really appreciate some advice/help!
Reply 1
My GP had nothing to do with my application because I’m under a specialist team but yes if that’s your point of contact they will need to do something of that idea. I contacted DSA about the evidence as I was diagnosed at birth so don’t actually know where my diagnosis letter is, but I have letters going back years all with my diagnoses on and they said if I just provide one from a few years ago and another recent one that both confirms my diagnosis and also that it is long term. In terms of the how things affect you again at one of my appointments I just got my consultant to directly outline the general effects of the condition rather than anything too personal (they don’t need to know the ins and outs!)
Hi,

I didn’t connect my GP, I just submitted letters that were from various hospital appointments that had my Diagnosis’s stated on them.

Have you got the NHS app? You should be able to access your health records and letters on there. That should be enough to send to DSA. As you will have a needs assessment that will go through with you, what you would require so that you can be supported whilst studying.

I hope this helps!

Suzan - Student Ambassador
Reply 3
Original post by YSJstudents
Hi,
I didn’t connect my GP, I just submitted letters that were from various hospital appointments that had my Diagnosis’s stated on them.
Have you got the NHS app? You should be able to access your health records and letters on there. That should be enough to send to DSA. As you will have a needs assessment that will go through with you, what you would require so that you can be supported whilst studying.
I hope this helps!
Suzan - Student Ambassador

Thank you so much! I have access to all my diagnosis letters I just found the evidence we were supposed to submit a little confusing
Original post by Caitlinnn.
Thank you so much! I have access to all my diagnosis letters I just found the evidence we were supposed to submit a little confusing

It's okay! The process after submitting everything is pretty straightforward, it may take a while for them to get back to you, if they have a lot of applications, but it shouldn't take longer than 8 weeks. Once you have been granted DSA, you won't need to apply again, as it lasts the entire 3 years of your undergraduate degree but if things do change and you require more support than when you applied, they can do another needs assessment with you get that further support in place.

Suzan - Student Ambassador

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