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Disabled Students' Allowances

Question for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UIN 216037, tabled on 26 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what consideration he has given to the impact the proposed changes to the Disabled Students Allowance, set out in the written ministerial statement on 7 April 2014, will have on the job prospects of disabled students during and after higher education.

Answered on

3 December 2014

Disabled Student Allowances will continue to be available to students who need support whilst studying. Higher Education Institutions will remain obliged to make any reasonable adjustments. Having a degree improves employment outcomes and research shows that over the long term graduates earn on average substantially more than non-graduates.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills