How much DSA do you get?
DSA for full-time undergraduate students
|Where you are from||Maximum DSA funding available in 2021/22|
|England||• Single allowance: £25,000* per year|
|Northern Ireland||• Specialist equipment allowance: £5,266 for the whole course • Non-medical helper allowance: £20,938 per year • General allowance: £1,759 per year|
What can DSA pay for?
What DSA can pay for. You can get help with the costs of: specialist equipment, for example a computer if you need one because of your disability. non-medical helpers, for example a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter or specialist note taker.
What qualifies you for DSA?
You can apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you have a disability that affects your ability to study, such as a: learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, or ADHD. mental health condition, such as anxiety or depression. physical disability, such as if you’re partially sighted or have to use crutches.
What can I expect from a DSA assessment?
About the DSA assessment:
This will include talking about things like carrying out research for assignments, writing essays, taking notes, revising for exams, undertaking practical work, getting around university or college and more. The second part will be a chance to evaluate different types of support.
Can disabled students claim Universal Credit?
Under the current rules a disabled person who is receiving education can still get Universal Credit so long as: they are on DLA or PIP; and. they also can prove that they have a limited capability for work.
Is disabled student allowance means-tested?
DSA’s are paid on top of the standard student finance package and are not means-tested. The Disabled Students Allowance consists of three elements: an Equipment Allowance.
Does DSA cover autism?
DSA enables those with long term illness, mental health problems or other forms of disability to access additional funding to support their studies. Autism as we all should know is not a mental health problem nor is it a long term illness so it is considered for the purposes of DSA to be a disability.
What illnesses qualify for disability living allowance UK?
Disability living allowance: how it breaks down
|Main qualifying condition||Total||Mobility only|
|Disease Of The Muscles, Bones or Joints||197,440||35,630|
|Trauma to Limbs||53,300||10,130|
What can disabled students allowance be used for?
DSA is allocated specifically to cover equipment (such as a computer, if required due to your disability), non-medical helpers, additional travel expenses and any other disability-related costs relevant to pursuing your postgraduate course.
Can DSA pay for therapy?
Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
Your mental health adviser can help you apply for the DSA, but you will need to provide evidence of a long-term mental health condition. The DSA pays for: specialist equipment, such as a computer, if you need it because of your mental health condition or another disability.
Can you get DSA without a diagnosis?
Proving you’re eligible
You will not automatically get DSA – you need proof of your eligibility. You could get extra help to pay for a new diagnostic assessment.
How long does it take to get a DSA approved?
How long it takes. You’ll get confirmation of whether your application is successful within 6 weeks. It can take up to 14 weeks to get your DSA support in place as this is done separately.
What can DSA do for anxiety?
DSA could help by providing you with: A financial contribution towards a computer if you needed any software to help with planning and note taking. Software to assist with organising your thoughts and ideas. Weekly sessions with a mentor to assist with stress management and prioritisation of academic work.
Can DSA help with living costs?
General and other expenditure allowance
It can also be used to ‘top up’ the specialist equipment and non-medical helper’s allowances. If you need specialist accommodation for example, with en-suite facilities because of your disability, DSAs may be able to cover the extra costs.