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Disabled Students' Allowances

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL3170, tabled on 21 April 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those applying for Disabled Students Allowance who need formal diagnosis, normally provided through one-to-one assessments, will have that Allowance in place before the start of the next academic year.

Answered on

7 May 2020

The Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) Assessment Standards Committee (SASC) published revised guidance on diagnostic assessments on 4 May 2020. The department is working with the Student Loans Company on how best to take account of the revised guidance in administering Disabled Students Allowances, and will communicate the approach to stakeholders shortly.