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Report into Disabled Student's Allowance published

Lord Chris Holmes, a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology, has published the results of his investigation in to problems with the Disabled Student's Allowance (DSA).

Issues found included lack of awareness, delays, disconnections and unreasonable bureaucracy. It is concerning that in 2019/20 the number of disabled students receiving full-time DSA in England and Wales was just 29% of the number of known disabled students. The report includes 20 recommendations on how the system can be improved. You can read it here.

The DSA is support to cover the study-related costs you have because of a mental health problem, long term illness or any other disability. To find out more, visit the UK Government website.