The General Allowance helps cover the day-to-day costs of studying that are related to the student’s disability. Full-time students can get a General Allowance of up to £1,954 in the 2020/2021 academic year
A General Allowance can be used to pay for things such as:
This covers the additional printing and photocopying costs you incur as a direct result of your recommended support strategies. It does not, for example, cover the costs of printing larger documents such as dissertations or coursework for assessment which all students would have to undertake regardless of disability.
If you are awarded a General Allowance, your funder (SFE / SaaS / SFW / SFNI) will include this on your award letter (DSA2). This letter will advise you on how to claim the allowance.
Generally, the student pays any costs upfront then completes and returns a Claim for Reimbursement form with receipts.
Any submitted receipts must include the date of purchase, the amount paid and the purchase description.
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