Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) are available if you have a disability, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty. DSAs are additional funding available for students who otherwise may not have been able to attend a higher education course. You must meet the definition of a disability under the Equality Act 2010.
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You can get DSAs if:
The amount of Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA) you get does not depend on your income, or that of your parents or partner, but it does depend on your course intensity. There is a range of help available:
|Allowance:||Maximum amount available:|
|Non-medical helper allowance||£15,885 per year|
|Specialist equipment allowance||£5,332 for the whole course|
|General allowance (for other disability-related expenditure)||£1,388 per year|
|Disability-related travel allowance||Reasonable spending on additional travel costs incurred as a result of the student's condition.|
DSAs will either be paid directly to you or to any equipment or service suppliers.
To apply for Disabled Students' Allowance you'll need to complete the;
After completing and returning this we’ll then:
You may also need to claim for certain expenses which you’ll be advised about in your assessment. If you need to make a claim, complete the:
You should send all forms and supporting documentation to Student Finance Wales.