Financial help for students with disabilities
Sources of extra financial help for students with disabilities include:
- Disabled Students' Allowances
- Support Fund
- Personal Independence Payment
- Employment and Support Allowance
These are paid on top of the standard student finance package.
Disabled Students' Allowances
Disabled Students' Allowances provide extra financial help over and above any reasonable adjustments made by a Higher Education Institution. They do not have to be repaid.
More information, including rates, can be found at the following link:
If you're in financial difficulty, you may be able to claim additional financial help through the Support Fund.
Personal Independence Payment
You may be able to claim Personal Independence Payment over and above Disabled Students' Allowances and other forms of student finance. Contact your local Social Security Office
Employment and Support Allowance
Employment and Support Allowance is for people with an illness or disability that affects their ability to work. If you already claim one of these benefits, you may be able to carry on receiving it as a student.
You can get more information about claiming benefits while studying from your local Social Security Office.
Other forms of student finance
Financial help aimed at disabled students is paid on top of the standard student finance package. You can find out more about what other types of help you could get as a student, including student loans, grants and bursaries, at the following page: