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Our response to the Disabled Students Allowance public consultation

28 September 2015

Disabled students in higher education: funding proposals

This Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) consultation was the promised public consultation on proposed changes to Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).

Disability Rights UK has repsonded to this consultation.

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The consultation set out the Government’s preferred view on how support supplied by HE providers and DSAs should be rebalanced.

The consultation only related to HE students entitled to receive support from Student Finance England.

If changes result from this consultation, the Government expects to implement them from the Academic Year 2016/17, which would affect students from August 2016.

Existing DSAs recipients will remain on the current scheme of DSAs support. Any changes will impact new DSA applicants only.