Disabled Students' Allowances

Department for Education written question – answered on 6th February 2019.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2018 to Question 203779 on Disabled Students Allowances, what the timetable is for the (a) commencement and (b) conclusion of that research project.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

The research was commissioned in late 2017, and the report ‘Evaluation of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)’ was published on 17 January 2019 and is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evaluation-of-disabled-students-allowances-dsas.

​The report sets out students’ views on the effectiveness of the application and assessment processes for DSAs, their levels of satisfaction with the support provided through DSAs and by their higher education providers, and the impact that this support has had on their studies.

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