Evidence to claim the Disabled Student’s Allowance
Last updated on 6/19/2013 Print this page
The evidence required to be sent off to
Student Finance England or the NHS Bursary
Award varies depending on the nature of the
disability. If you are claiming through Student Finance,
please apply at the earliest opportunity; this could be when you
apply for your student loan. It does not matter which
University you will ultimately attend.
For students with a physical disability or mental health
condition, you are usually expected to provide a letter from your
GP or other medical expert.
For students with a Specific Learning Difficulty, there are a
number of guidelines stipulated about what constitutes a full
assessment. There is more information available on our SpLD pages. If you have any doubts, please
bring whatever paperwork you can find in to the Disability Services
as early as possible for staff to check. If your report needs
updating or further assessment is required, Disability Services
will arrange this for you. However at peak times of year
there may be a waiting list.