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Disabled Students' Allowances: Dyslexia

Question for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UIN 16130, tabled on 13 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of recipients of disabled students' allowances had dyslexia in each of the last five years.

Answered on

24 November 2015

The Student Loans Company (SLC) administers student support for each of the UK Government Administrations. The number and proportion of new applicants deemed by SLC to be eligible for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) is set out in the attached table.


The earliest academic year for which the data is available is 2011/12.


The Department does not provide forecasts of the number of students with specific disabilities expected to receive Disabled Students’ Allowances.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills