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Carers UK Forum • Disabled Going to College
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Disabled Going to College

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:49 pm
by pipsy
Hi,

Anyone been down this road? They are now supported learning for disabled people at college where you are assigned someone to give you extra help and assistance like pushing a wheelchair and extra tutoring.

Are your benefits affected by college funding? College can provide additional funding for house maintence and travel costs? Also, disabled people on PIP/DLA can apply for special support element, however unsure if thats with a student loan and you get special support allowance with it.

I'm in Scotland.

Thanks.

Re: Disabled Going to College

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:15 pm
by Melly1
Hi Pipsy,

I recommend contacted the helpline
Our telephone helpline providing information is open on Mondays and Tuesdays between 10am and 4pm - 0808 808 7777 or advice@carersuk.org
or the Citizen's Advice Bureau https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/

Melly1

Re: Disabled Going to College

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:43 am
by richard_20061
You may be eligible for a higher amount of Maintenance Loan. Plus if you already claim Incapacity Benefit or Employment and Support Allowance, you may be able to carry on getting it as a student.

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Re: Disabled Going to College

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:01 am
by Jason_2109
Hi,
I'm from Aberdeen. I'm planning to apply for a Postgraduate programme (my dissertation proposal will be on Bioarchaeological Science) at Aberdeen University in 2022. Whom should I contact with my questions about additional funding for disabled students?
Thanks.

Re: Disabled Going to College

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:10 am
by Melly1
Jason,

you should contact student services or The Guild at Aberdeen University.

Melly1